Ayers: Still Deluded
Check out this amazing interview with the Weather Underground nut
But the third aspect of the dishonesty was the idea that some Americans are true and real and OK Americans and other Americans are marginal and bad and dangerous and toxic. The problem with that is that we live in a wild and diverse democracy, and I’m as much an American as Sarah Palin. I was born here. I’m a citizen I have every right to speak.
And the idea that she was trying …to say that because I hold certain views or because I have a certain history – that incidentally that I have dealt with and that I have accounted for in every way required of me – somehow disqualifies me from public participation.
There's so much crap in there, it's hard to tell where to start shoveling. He has "accounted for" his history? Not true; although he (mostly) admits involvement in dozens of bombings, he almost never admits exactly what he did. He doesn't think that some Americans are marginal and bad and dangerous and toxic? I suspect he didn't feel that way about LBJ or Richard Nixon back in the day.
Nobody says that his history disqualifies him from public participation. But his history does deserve to be considered as part of analyzing his public participation. Nobody says he doesn't have every right to speak; just as nobody says we have to listen to his deluded ramblings.