Palin Ties Obama to Terrorist
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, in some of her sharpest attacks on Barack Obama, linked the Democratic presidential candidate to a domestic terrorist group from the 1970s, telling supporters Obama is someone who used to ``pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country.''
As Palin focused her attack, Obama, after three weeks of addressing the economy, lashed presidential rival John McCain for offering a ``radical'' and ``out of touch'' health-care plan that would raise taxes, Bloomberg reported.
Obama ``is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country,'' Palin, 44, the Republican vice presidential nominee, told donors at a fundraiser last night in Costa Mesa, California. ``This ladies and gentleman, is not the kind of change that I think we should be believing in.''
Palin was referring to Obama's acquaintance with Bill Ayers, a former member of the Weather Underground group that carried out a series of bombings in the early 1970s. Obama served on a charity board with Ayers and has denounced the bombings.
Palin's comments, ``while offensive, are not surprising'' since the McCain campaign has gone on the attack ``in hopes of deflecting attention from the nation's economic ills,'' Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan shot back in an e-mailed statement.