Perhaps they are right--although I plan to stay away from the Krishnas as I always have. My friend Anne Leary encountered Bill Ayers at Reagan National Airport in Washington three years ago and interviewed him on the spot.
Another friend of mine, Jeremy Segel of Breitbart.com, was on the same flight out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport this morning with former Obama chief of staff Bill Daley. Segel interviewed Daley--who counters two assertions in Ed Klein's just-released, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House.
Daley, who of course is the brother of Chicago's recently retired mayor, denies that he was made to walk the plank because of disagreements with Obama's far-left maven Valerie Jarrett. And Daley contravenes the widespread belief that the White House chose to challenge the Catholic Church--of which he is a member--over the ObamaCare contraception mandate. "No, there are some differences in view on certain issues, but he didn't take on the church," was his reply.
Still, this passage from Klein's book is worth a pondering:
...Bill Daley and Vice President Biden, both Catholics with intimate ties to the church hierarchy, opposed the mandate, arguing that it breached the separation of church and state and would lose the president Catholic votesDaley is trapped. He's been part of Democratic Party royalty since he was a child--his father was mayor too. Now Daley has to smile along and pretend nothing is wrong as Obama seeks reelection while serving as his titular campaign co-chair. I suspect that Daley, a former president of SBC Communications, agrees with Klein that The One is an amateur. In fact, he's probably mused over how Obama got to be president and not himself.
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