Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Palin: Obama Palling Around with Radical Professor

You gotta laugh and count. Only six more days.
Today, Palin really went out on a limb and jumped off:
CNN: Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday said Sen. Barack Obama has ties to a Columbia University professor, whom she called "a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization."
The Obama campaign said on its Web site that "ugly insinuations about Barack Obama's relationship with a former neighbor and university colleague ... are completely false." The professor has denied he was a PLO spokesman.

Palin said her assertion "is not negative campaigning to call someone out on their record."

"It seems that there is yet another radical professor from the neighborhood who spent a lot of time with Barack Obama going back several years," Palin said at an event in Bowling Green, Ohio.

"This is important because his associate, Rashid Khalidi ... in addition to being a political ally of Barack Obama, he's a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization."

Palin has gone completely bonkers. Does she think she can say anything she wants? Can she be sued for slander? I love Khalidi's response:
Khalidi said Wednesday, "I am not speaking to the media at this time, and certainly not until this idiot wind passes."

The Obama campaign called Palin's remarks "another recycled, manufactured controversy from the McCain campaign to distract voters' attention from John McCain's lock-step support for George Bush's economic policies."