An Idiot Wind
Palin-McCain are going to extreme limits in the final days of the campaign to smear Obama.
The latest effort surrounds Rashid Khalidi an American born, professor and one time negotiator for the Palestinians. Equating Khalidi to a terrorist is beyond understanding.
McCain's organization has donated over $400,000 to a group founded by Khalidi. Yet they are attacking Obama on ties to Khalidi. Palin-McCain truly deserve to lose at this point.
The smear relies on the lack of knowledge and Muslim fear that Palin-McCain supporters have. This is a very sad thing to witness as Palin-McCain drum up hatred, misunderstanding, and fear to an intense fever pitch.
As the campaign has progressed, my dislike of McCain's tactics, personality, and policies has greatly increased. This is a great disappointment. At one time I thought he had something to offer.
Washington Post: An 'Idiot Wind'
...Sen. John McCain has suddenly discovered a new boogeyman to link to Sen. Barack Obama: a sometimes controversial but widely respected Middle East scholar named Rashid Khalidi. In the past couple of days, Mr. McCain and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, have likened Mr. Khalidi, the director of a Middle East institute at Columbia University, to neo-Nazis; called him "a PLO spokesman..."
For the record, Mr. Khalidi is an American born in New York who graduated from Yale a couple of years after George W. Bush. For much of his long academic career, he taught at the University of Chicago, where he and his wife became friends with Barack and Michelle Obama....But to compare the professor to neo-Nazis -- or even to Mr. Ayers -- is a vile smear.