February 11th, 2009
06:44 PM ET
6 years ago

Bill Ayers has an idea for Palin

Palin highlighted Obama's connection to Bill Ayers during the presidential campaign.
Palin highlighted Obama's connection to Bill Ayers during the presidential campaign.

(CNN) – Sarah Palin once accused Barack Obama of “palling around with terrorists,” a catchphrase intended to highlight Obama’s connection to former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers.

Now that the campaign rhetoric has subsided, Ayers has an idea for a new show starring his Alaskan nemesis.

“I did send her a note after the election,” he says of Palin in the upcoming issue of the New York Times magazine. “I suggested that we have a talk show together called ‘Pallin’ Around With Sarah and Bill.’ I haven’t heard back.”

Ayers assiduously avoided interviews and press attention during the presidential race, but he insists the Obama campaign never told him to keep quiet.

“They apparently didn’t want to call me, and I certainly wouldn’t have initiated it,” he says.

According to Ayers, Obama’s election was “a strike against white supremacy.” But, he says, his victory doesn’t change the fact that “40 percent of black kids under 5 live in poverty.”

He also says that while he considers himself a radical, he believes Obama is “a moderate Democrat.”

“If you look at his record, it’s the record of a moderate, who indeed does know how to make compromises,” Ayers told the magazine.


Filed under: Extra • Sarah Palin
soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. Joanna

    Sarah hates America. She bashes us every chance she gets. What is a real American away you loony bird?

    February 11, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. reggie

    Ayers is a terrorist looser. Why doesn't he move out of the US, since he hates it so much.?

    February 11, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  3. JL

    that show would be an instant hit!!!

    who the band conductor?....Senator McCain of course.

    February 11, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. 30m-PA-Democrat-voted Clinton then McCain

    I'd say let's put Bill Ayer's in jail.

    February 11, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  5. Canadian POV

    She is such a low volt that she would probably take him seriously - anything to keep herself in the spot light.

    February 11, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  6. southern_belle

    As long as The Beverly Hillbillies is on the air in re-runs, just consider Sarah Palin getting some t.v. exposure. :-)

    February 11, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  7. Chuck

    That's an excellent idea! i would love to hear bill just take her to task for what she's said about him, hell I would take over that role for him just to tear the alaska gov a new one. It would restore radio, bar none it would be one of the most popular shows ever

    February 11, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  8. Jake

    This is fantastic! The whiney Dems are here backing up someone with proven terrorist ties against an American Governor. Only in America, what a bunch of zero's.

    February 11, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  9. mel

    gotta love it

    February 11, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  10. duckNrun

    Watch it Bill.. she shoots and kills she might just think you are a wolf in human clothing

    February 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  11. Melissa M

    Now that's a talk show I would definitely watch!

    February 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  12. K

    Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dorhn both belong in prison and would likely be serving life prison sentences had the FBI not bungled their cases. It's a disgrace that both Ayers and Dorhn have profitted from the public dollar, both serving as "Professors" in Illinois. Both of them have poisoned young minds for decades with their anti-American crap. It's a disgrace that Obama held one of very first fundraisers in their Hyde Park home in Chicago. Obama has very nefarious characters as "friends". Socialism has come to America and Ayers, Dorhn and Obama are all to blame for it. I am a Democrat but I am not in favor of socialism. Capitalism made America great.

    February 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  13. Art Michaelson

    Dear God when will I hear the last of this BIMBO from ALASKA? PLEASE. I pray she is now in the dustbin of history. What a WITCH

    February 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  14. Jon Cruz

    Governor Palin needs to get off the air and get back to being the governor of Alaska.

    February 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  15. Debbie

    low-life Ayers isn't worth a comment.......and those who commented on Palin have an IQ of -0.......

    February 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  16. sandee in Portland

    @Palin power...Sarah better learn to take care of her own state first. I'm certainly glad I don't live in Alaska. A dozen eggs costs $22 and that just the beginning. She has native eskimos starving and unable to pay for the high cost of food to put on their tables.

    February 11, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  17. Karl

    What's the difference between a culvert and Sarah Palin? One's a busy ditch, and the other...

    February 11, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  18. Dallas

    that would be a great idea for a show. i'd tune in every day!

    February 11, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  19. Not news

    Are you really serious bringing up Ayers again. Really!

    February 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  20. ME

    Where the hell is guard Joe the Plumber the body ???????????????

    February 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  21. nicegirl

    I hope we as people can come together and get along. nothing negative. Mr. Ayes was a gentleman during the election in spite of all the negative things said about him. My hat is off to him.
    Lets move on to greater things, yesterday will never be here again.
    we all have at least "1" skeleton in our closet. Each of us know about them and sooo does GOD..

    February 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  22. Meka

    You did Good, Mr. Ayers!

    February 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  23. Peter

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP WITH THE SARAH PAULIN FRIGGEN ARTICLES!!!!!

    NO ONE CARES ABOUT HERE... LET HER DISAPPEAR!!!

    February 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  24. Frank Lee

    Palin Power February 11th, 2009 6:38 pm ET

    Quote – "Palin will become President Palin in 2012-2021 and will be America's GREATEST President of ALL TIMES! She will usher in Palinomics which will save the world from a global depression and will bring in the most glorious, golden, and prosperous age in America, even greater than Reaganomics and Clintonomics".

    Hey PP –

    That stuff you're smoking is a little too potent. Is it derived from seal blubber or moose droppings?

    February 11, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  25. Barbara Campbell

    Of course Palin didn't respond. All she can do is read speeches prepared by her neocon puppet-masters. No way could she think for herself during a spontaneous talk show.

    February 11, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
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