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Who is he? Obama takes on McCain's jabs about Ayers copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org The tale is true. Names were changed to protect the innocent. Last evening Mister Gregory had a chance to speak to Mister Fairbanks of the issue. "Who is Barack Obama?" Barry thought he might introduce the topic delicately. The two men were in a car together. They had traveled across the country to meet with school Principals, Superintendents, and other professional educators. The hour was late, and dinner was on the agenda. As the gents drove to the restaurant, Barry began the conversation; "Just as Barack Obama might not have known Bill Ayers background, who would think someone in this car was a member of SDS, Students for a Democratic Society?" Sean smiled and quickly replied, "I would." He then revealed that he was in fact a member of the largest and most influential radical student organization of the 1960s. The devout Republican, a man who might represent the Corporate Class belonged to an organization, which was "initially concerned with equality, economic justice, peace, and participatory democracy." Sean recounted stories. He told tales of his participation in anti-war protests. Mister Fairbanks helped to close his college. Sean showed "determined resistance," he was a radical, a rebel. He could be considered a less visible, and less violent, Bill Ayers. Barry was aghast. When he posed the question, he never imagined such a response from Sean. Barry Gregory, an extremely reserved, shy, and quiet man meant to reveal his own history. When he was in his twenties, two score ago, the now Vice President of a prestigious company, was active in the same Student organization. More than a thousand miles away from where Sean incited revolution, Mister Gregory did his rebellious "thing." Senator John McCain asks Americans to...
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Palin "Saturday Night Live;" Powell "Meet the Press" Saturday Night Live; Governor Palin Cold Open Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama on Meet the Press copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org "'Live from New York, it is Saturday Night Live.'" These words rang out on the 18th of October 2008. Just as they have on the sixth day of the week for years, this statement signaled a time for wit with perhaps a bit of wisdom unexpectedly sprinkled through a script. On this particular evening, 14 million viewers tuned in. All hoped to see Sarah Palin as she entered the entertainment scene. Two weeks before Election Day, the Republican Vice Presidential nominee took to the stage. For months, Tina Fey, with a satiric flair, played the Chief Executive. On this date, the humorist stepped aside. The actual Alaskan Governor was in the studio ready to spoof her self. While Sarah Palin preformed admirably on the set, the former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell did not applaud her performance. Indeed, the United States Army General, Powell who served under four presidents: Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and our current President Bush, stated that he was clearly troubled by the choice of Sarah Palin. While she was excellent for comic relief, General Powell does not think the possible Vice President is fit for the Oval Office. The respected diplomat reminded Americans that the position for which the "very distinguished woman" applies is one that carries great and grave responsibility. General Colin Powell expressed his sincere belief. Sarah Palin is not "ready to be president of the United States, which is the job of the Vice President." The Secretary of State Powell voiced his distress when he said, "(T)he party has moved even further to the right, and Governor Palin has indicated a further rightward shift." This...

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