Yesterday the right-wing blogosphere erupted with posts of the greatest scandal of the 21st century:
Last Thursday evening at Montclair State University, with a video camera rolling, Bill Ayers volunteered that yes indeed he had written the acclaimed Barack Obama memoir, Dreams from My Father.
Unprompted, Ayers also noted that while Dreams deserves its praise, Obama's second opus, Audacity of Hope, is "more of a political hack book."
Not surprisingly, Ayers retreated into irony as he ended the session. "Yeah, yeah," he said after confirming again that he wrote Dreams, "And if you help me prove it, I'll split the royalties with you. Thank you very much."
This has been on ongoing conspiracy of the right for years, so it isn’t shocking that they would jump on this like kids to the tree on Christmas morning. As matter of fact, you can check this thread out on Memeorandum and see how many of the right wing blogs posted this with absolute giddiness.
But here’s the problem. If you watch the video, you see that Ayers is obviously giving a sarcastic response. I would have done the same thing if I were in his position. You get hammered day after day by some crapspiracy theory, you finally just say “fuck it” and play along. But that didn’t stop the right from eating this up as some big got ya against Obama. Well except for a few, which I must give credit to, like Dan Riehl.