1. John McCain said in 2000 that “there’s a special place in Hell” reserved for the people who slimed him and his family using robo-calls.
2. John McCain said to Letterman Thursday night, apropos Ayers, that people ought to be held accountable for those they choose to associate with.
For example, the robo-calls don’t say that Obama is a terrorist. They say that Obama “worked closely” with Ayers – not mentioning what they worked closely on, of course, or when – and that Ayers was involved with a group that bombed the Pentagon and killed people. The inference that Obama worked closely with Ayers on bombing the Pentagon is left for the listener to draw.
Here’s the text:
Hello. I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge’s home and killed Americans.
Sen. Susan Collins has denounced the ads. (Her colleague, Olympia Snowe, who isn’t up for election this year, hasn’t.)
These are the same people who made calls saying that McCain had fathered a black child. Do you think they’ll want to mention that Obama has fathered two black children?
To: John McCain
From: All decent Americans
Re: Your post-election apology
Don’t bother. We’re not interested.