Culture War Dispatches

from a Progressive People's Republic

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Move along folks, nothing inappropriate here

Bob McCarthy may be proud of his association with Bill Ayers, but he misses the essential point when he claims, “Nothing has been found to suggest anything inappropriate in the volunteer projects in which [Ayers and Obama] were involved during the 1990s” (Globe letter 10/13/08). The Chicago Annenberg Project was not “inappropriate,” as in illegal or immoral, but, as Stanley Kurtz and others have argued, it failed abysmally in its mission to “improve educational opportunities for all of Chicago's children” because Obama and Ayers turned it into a radical project to use public education to promote a left-wing agenda. If this is the kind of person you want to lead our country, by all means, vote Obama. But don’t expect President Obama to be a post-racial non-partisan moderate.