During and at the beginning of the campaign, John Mccain has repeatedly said that spouses should be off limits for attacks. Well I have to take away another honorable point away from Mccain once again. His camp has now included Michelle Obama into their attempts to connect the family to Bill Ayers.
The connection they are trying to make is that Bernardine Dohrn, Ayers' wife and fellow former Weatherman, went to work in 1984 for the major Chicago-based national law firm of Sidley & Austin, and three years later, Michelle joined the mega-firm as well. Okay, that's pretty much it, they worked at the same firm.
The Mccain camp phone conference call with reporters early this week brought forth allegations about Michelle Obama with the help of John Murtagh. He has been hitting Obama over the Weather Underground's attack on his family's home back in 1970. Yes that's right 1970. Murtagh made note that Bernardine Dohrn and Michelle Obama had both worked at the firm starting in the late 1980s.
He is alleging that Michelle knew Dohrn while she worked there. He has absolutely no proof of this claim I must note.
"If it is true" that the two women knew each other, Murtagh said, "the relationship is almost a decade older than Senator Obama has acknowledged. And that can very easily be resolved by Senator Obama, by Mrs. Obama, by Mr. Ayers and by Ms. Dohrn."
"And incidentally, I would emphasize that we've all been focusing on Senator Obama," said Murtagh. "I think we need to speak to his wife."
The thing about this whole thing is that I would not have a problem with this if Mr. Murtagh was doing this on his own. This was an organized conference call by the Mccain camp. He read a prepared statements written by Mccain aides. But as always it is the liberals who are dirty and dishonest.
Quoted Statement from Mccain in June of 2008: John McCain said last week that every candidate's wife "should be treated with respect, and if there's any disrespectful conduct on the part of anyone, those people should be rejected."
"I have the greatest respect for both Sen. [Barack] and Michelle Obama. ... I've never met her, Mrs. Obama; she's a talented and a very effective person. And I admire both of them," he said.
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