Ben Smith at Politico does Musings & Migraines no favors by quoting me grossly out of context in his latest attempt to paint Barack Obama as a closet leftwing radical. He's trying to make a very circumstantial case on an event that happened 13 years ago. The only reason he needed my quotes is to establish that Obama, Ayers and Dohrn were somewhere, anywhere, together. The fact is Ayers and Dohrn have been Hyde Park political muckety-mucks for years. If being in the same room with them means you're a terrorist, than Richie Daley, most of his staff, and half the faculty at the universities in the area are suspect.
Ben, you really don't understand Chicago politics. Bobby Rush, former Black Panther, is my congressman.