Saturday, September 25, 2010

Finally: A Light Slap on the Wrist for an Anti-American Tenured Radical

University professor, Obama pal and former Weatherman domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, has been denied his request to be appointed "Professor Emeritus" by the University of Illinois. From the Chicago Sun-Times:

When retiring University of Illinois at Chicago professor Bill Ayers co-wrote a book in 1973, it was dedicated in part to Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Robert F. Kennedy.

That came back to haunt Ayers when the U. of I. board, now chaired by Kennedy’s son, considered his request for emeritus status Thursday. It was denied in a unanimous vote.

Before the vote, an emotional Chris Kennedy spoke out against granting the status to Ayers.

“I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father, Robert F. Kennedy,” he said.

“There is nothing more antithetical to the hopes for a university that is lively and yet civil, or to the hopes of our founding fathers for their great experiment of a self-governing people, than to permanently seal off debate with one’s opponents by killing them.”

Hmm. . . you think?

Clarice Feldman at American Thinker Blog has an interesting update on this story.

Tom Maguire notes the Sun Times article fudges on the Ayers-Obama connection on the Annenberg challenge where it is obvious Ayers brought Obama onboard that ill-fated "education reform" effort. He also suggests this tardy Kennedy objection to Ayers may signal a Kennedy family-Obama split.
If the Kennedys and the Clintons are going to gang up on Obama and his New Left core supporters in a battle for control of the Democratic Party, won't that be entertaining? It will be better than the Hatfields and McCoys.

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