Matt Yglesias has the early word on Obama's top-five cabinet picks:
1. Chief of Staff: Jeremiah Wright
2. Secretary of State: Rashid Khalidi
3. Secretary of Defense: Bill Ayers
4. Attorney-General: Bernardine Dohrn
5. Secretary of the Treasury: Tony Rezko
And while they may think that running the United States of America is one big Commufasciterrorist party now, they'll soon discover that the palling around ends when the real business of governing the American pig-dog parastate to its hateful, long-deserved end begins.
Tags: Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, Rashid Khalidi, Tony Rezko, William Ayers
Some things just go without saying. I don't have to tell you which things, because you obviously know what they are, right? John McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb knows what I'm talking about.
Here's an exchange he just had with CNN's Rick Sanchez…
GOLDFARB: Look. You are missing the point again, Rick. The point is that Barack Obama has a long track record of being around anti-Semitic and anti-Israel and anti-American rhetoric.
SANCHEZ: Can you name one other person besides Khalidi who he hangs around that is anti-Semitic?
GOLDFARB: Yes, he pals around with William Ayers.
SANCHEZ: No, no, the question I asked you is that can you name one other person who he hangs around with who is anti-Semitic? Because that is what you said.
GOLDFARB: Look, we know there are people who Barack Obama has been in hot water–
SANCHEZ: Michael, I asked you the name one person. One.
GOLDFARB: Rick –
SANCHEZ: You said he hangs around with people who are anti-Semitic. Okay. Khalidi and name other people that we all know about?
GOLDFARB: And Rick, we both know who number two is.
SANCHEZ: Who? Would you tell us?
GOLDFARB: No, Rick, I think we all know who we are talking about here.
SANCHEZ: Somebody who is anti-Semitic that he hangs around with.
GOLDFARB: I think we all know who we are talking about.
SANCHEZ: Say it.
GOLDFARB: I think we all know who we're talking about, Rick.
Man, Rick Sanchez needs to get a clue. As if he doesn't know. I know it. You know it. We all know it.
It's Mel Gibson, right?
Tags: Barack Obama, CNN, Rashid Khalidi, William Ayers
Surely you've heard, there's a hot new Obama terrorist pal in town. (William Ayers? So passe. Sorry, guy. Even John McCain called you washed up.)
Get with it! All the cool zealots are moving on to Barack Obama's second wild-eyed buddy, this crazy honcho of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He and Barack Obama palled around real hard back in the day, thinking up ways to destroy Israel and k-i-s-s-i-n-g.
It's true! Even Sarah Palin says so…
"It seems that there is yet another radical professor from the neighborhood who spent a lot of time with Barack Obama going back several years," Palin said at an event in Bowling Green, Ohio. "This is important because his associate, Rashid Khalidi… in addition to being a political ally of Barack Obama, he's a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization." …
Khalidi is a leading scholar of Middle Eastern studies at [elitist Ivy League university!!1!] Columbia, and he was a contemporary of Obama's while on the faculty of the University of Chicago. Khalidi has been a harsh critic of U.S. foreign policy toward Israel and has accused the country of "occupying" Palestinian territories. But he has denied acting as a PLO spokesman during a seven-year period in the 1970s and 1980s.
Khalidi said Wednesday, "I am not speaking to the media at this time, and certainly not until this idiot wind passes."
"Idiot wind," eh, "Professor" Khalidi? Sounds mighty un-American to these ears. And these ears don't run.
Now, if only there were some kind of video evidence proving that Khalidi and Obama were once in a room together, preferably a room where a third party said something controversial…
In April, the Los Angeles Times published an article about a going-away dinner for Khalidi that Obama attended in Chicago, Illinois, in 2003. Khalidi was leaving to become a professor at Columbia.
The paper reported that a young Palestinian-American woman recited a poem at the farewell party that accused the Israeli government of terrorism for its treatment of Palestinians and was highly critical of U.S. support of Israel.
The McCain campaign accused the Los Angeles paper of "intentionally suppressing" a videotape it obtained from that dinner and demanded that it release the footage. The Times said it won't release the footage because a reporter promised a source that the video would not be made public.
Asked why the McCain campaign was bringing the matter up six months after the article appeared, an aide replied, "Because we are one week away from potentially electing Barack Obama."
Exactly. Thank you, anonymous all-American McCain aide.
Now that's a real patriot's reasoning.
Tags: Barack Obama, Israel, Los Angeles Times, Palestine, Rashid Khalidi, Sarah Palin, Terrorism, William Ayers