Running Out the Clock on Obama—Ayers
Among other things, Stanley shows that it's reasonable to conclude that Ayers selected Obama, then a " young and inexperienced lawyer", to chair the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. There, Obama and Ayers directed substantial sums of money to radical organizations (see Stanley's article today via the web briefing).
A few years later, Obama launched his political career at a gathering at Ayers home. The Ayers-Obama relationship certainly appears to be more like a mentor—protégé relationship than it does Obama's description of a random acquaintance of two guys who happen to live in the same neighborhood.
Perhaps the media were too preoccupied with the bail-out last week to follow up on the Ayers story. Is no journalist interested in the relationship between a presidential candidate and a terrorist?