Seems that Tucker Carlson, editor-in-chief of the Daily Caller, won a charity auction where the prize was a home-cooked dinner by chef Bill Ayers. You can read the entire story yourself at the Daily Caller. But here are a few revelations that I found most interesting.
Dohrn commented as follows about her one time hopefulness:
Speaking of her disenchantment with politics, Dohrn later said that in her adult life, she has felt hopeful about electoral politics only once: “in Grant Park when Obama was elected.” But that, she said, was “short-lived.”
Ayers says he kind of likes some of what Ron Paul says:
As for Ayers, he said that he likes some policies of Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
“I find some unity with Ron Paul,” he said. Ayers noted earlier, however, that he has only voted for a Democrat or Republican in a national election once in his life, presumably for Obama in 2008.
And, when Ayers was asked about his role in writing Obama’s biography, ‘Dreams from my Father,’ we still get no direct answer. I would have asked if the work is a piece of fiction.
Before leaving, TheDC asked Ayers about reports that he helped write Obama’s memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” Initially, as he has done several times in recent years when asked this question, Ayers answered that of course he wrote it — with tongue planted firmly in cheek.
But when TheDC cited a book by non-partisan author Christopher Andersen, which straightforwardly reports from interviews with mutual friends of Ayers and Obama in Chicago that Ayers contributed significantly to Obama’s book, Ayers said he hadn’t heard of Andersen’s claim — but that it was “bullshit.” An agitated Ayers didn’t offer any insight into how he imagined Andersen could have gotten it so wrong despite his seemingly extensive reporting.
Read it all, here.