Bill Ayers Jokes About Writing Obama's Book; Rightbloggers Become Punchline
Behold the money quote:
Then, unprompted he said--I wrote Dreams From My Father. I said, oh, so you admit it. He said--Michelle asked me to. I looked at him. He seemed eager. He's about my height, short. He went on to say--and if you can prove it, we can split the royalties. So I said, stop pulling my leg. Horrible thought. But he came again--I really wrote it, the wording was similar. I said I believe you probably heavily edited it. He said--I wrote it. I said--why would I believe you, you're a liar...Sounds like he's fucking with her, and Backyard Conservative is careful not to forthrightly claim the case proved -- rackets like this rely on plausible deniability. Instead she takes the Questions Remain approach: "Is our President Barack Obama's biography written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist?" (So do other conservatives, such as Dennis Byrne, who actually says, "But the question remains--is Barack Obama a fraud? " We swear to you we don't ghostwrite for these guys!)
That's a good thing for what's left of their pride, because Dave Weigel finds that Ayers had revealed before he met Backyard Conservative that he planned to mess with wingnuts about this -- including the bit about the royalties.
But don't worry -- proof does nothing to stories like this. That Bill Ayers wrote Obama's book will be turning up as accepted, scientific fact for years to come.