October 5th, 2008
11:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama campaign rejects Palin 'terrorist' gibe

Gov. Palin said Saturday that Sen. Obama sees America as 'imperfect.'
Gov. Palin said Saturday that Sen. Obama sees America as 'imperfect.'

(CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign has quickly rejected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's claim that he associated "with terrorists who targeted our own country."

Palin attacked Sen. Obama on Saturday for his brief political relationship with Bill Ayers, a founding member of the radical Weather Underground, which was involved in several bombings in the early 1970s, including attacks on the Pentagon and the Capitol. Obama was a child at the time of the bombings.

Obama and Ayers, now a university professor, have met several times since 1995, when both orked with a non-profit group trying to raise funds for a school improvement project and a haritable foundation. CNN's review of project records found nothing to suggest anything nappropriate in the volunteer projects in which the two men were involved.

A CNN Fact Check found Palin's charge to be false.

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  1. 1951Rose

    I applaud Obama for sticking to the facts. McCain and Palin should be ashamed for lying to win the election. This is exactly what the american people are sick of. I went to a great site where you can check any member of congress's votes on different legislation. it's called govtracks.com-Research and get the facts. McCain may have been able to pull of his lies 10 years ago but today almost every home in america has access to the internet to check lies from truths. That's right I believe he stated he was not computer literate, too bad John.

    October 5, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. JACKED-UP-POLITICS, FLORIDA

    Does Palin and McCain not know that there is something called Fact Check that is going on in this years Politics. Oh wait, no they don't because they are still practicing Politics of the past!!!! LIES LIES I CAN'T BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY!!!

    October 5, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. LaSandra

    McCain and Palin are a joke!! Our economy is on the rocks. There are so many people losing their jobs and their homes. Talk about the issues. But of course, Palin swayed from talking about the issues at the debate. And McCain will do it again at the next debate.

    Obama/BIden 08/12

    October 5, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. claude

    i don't know any 72 years old man or woman aspiring for a job. we seriously should have an age limit. almost all federal jobs, you are forced to retire,why not the president?

    October 5, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    Republicans can be the most prejudiced souls in politics.

    Vicious at times, both regarding politics and religion.

    I am ashamed I started out Republican but proud to be a Kennedy democrat.

    I never saw anything redeeming in Ronald Reagan–he has a dismal record when it came to women's issues.

    October 5, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. Dem for Unity

    That statement shows that the MCcain campain is desperate and will say things that have already been hashed out to try and stop the rising polls in Obama's favor. MCcain might as well pack your bags and send you and Palin home. Obama...new leader of the Millenium! Obama/Biden 2008!

    October 5, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. JHolmes

    More than Obama, Palin is in fact the greater threat to our security. She participated in a religion that looks forward to Armageddon. Do we really want someone with such beliefs to have their finger on the button that can bring about Armageddon? This is the most important question that voters should consider this year.

    October 5, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  8. chubby

    Give me a break. obama and ayers have a long history and the part being ignored is when ayers said he regrets he did not do more damage than he did. He said this long since the bombings and still obama is his friend and ally. Only the stupid or the ill informed would believe there is not connection with ayers along with obama's other questionable relationships.

    October 5, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. No way, no how, now McCain

    Sarah Palin is told what to say, how to say it. She and McCain are speaking to the emotions of the American people. John McCain known for speaking to people emotions that's the reason he chose Sarah Palin in the first place to appeal to the emotions of women.

    October 5, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. mojo

    Dem voting for McCain. YOU are what"s wrong with our country. Your are nothing but an ignorant bigot

    October 5, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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