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.


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  1. Survivor

    Bill Ayers was a person who pushed the limits in a time when no one would listen!! He didn't kill anybody. He turned his life around and is doing good for his community.

    If you weren't living in the 60's you wouldn't understand – all about the draft, an unpopular war, students were killed by National Guard for protesting at University of Ohio – it was a tumultious time....a time for peace and against war and violence – but there are always the fringes the ones who go too far? –

    Remember the revolutionary war when the young United States revolted against Britain – now we are best of friends – times change – the world moves on.

    February 11, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  2. peter

    Palin is braindead, so she would certainly qualify to host a talk show. Or qualify to be commander in chief, if you listen to most Republicans. One word: scary.

    February 11, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  3. Rush in WA

    Palin? Is she married to that plumber guy?

    Seriously, I'm so tired of hearing about these people. Just go away already.

    February 11, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  4. KFR

    Sara you are so full of ego. Do you really feel that you are that important. Look at the state of the economy and etc. and you have managed to keep your name in the media; you put your face out there or these moments would not happen. Not what I want to see from a president possible maybe.

    February 11, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  5. Get The Facts Straight

    Alicia – Jindal is a Christian...where do you get your news from, the woman who said Obama is an Arab at the McCain rally?

    February 11, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. Marian The Librarian

    Jindal is a Hindu type Indian who converted to Christianity. He is not a Muslim.

    February 11, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. Chris in Va.

    Well in 2010 Sarah will have a lot of extra time on her hands.

    February 11, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  8. thomas

    Better title: "Two Ayerheads"

    February 11, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  9. Peter

    I have a question for Palin Power. ARE YOU NUTS ?????

    February 11, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  10. Once you vote Black

    If this women becomes president we are doomed. She does not know Africa from her elbow. She will wipe out nations by mistake. She does not even know what the job of the vp is and that is as limited a job you can have in the gov. Plus you cannot count on her. She was supposed to talk at CPAC. She was supposed to talk at the RNC Meeting. She only care about herself. When are the kids getting married, and what ever happend to PUMA?

    February 11, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  11. Sarty

    Mr. Ayers-flash fws or you. Sarah is not that smart.
    Don't pal around with this stupid until she reads all your books.
    In the next election, Alaskans wiil get rid of her.

    February 11, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. John

    Some possible names for the show:

    Bill & the Bimbo

    Caribou Barbie & Bill

    The Ayers & Gidget Show

    Political PalinAyers

    February 11, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  13. scott

    Palin can't even keep her state together. Whole towns of people are starving and live in terrible conditions while she signs multi million dollar book deals to tell her WT story. I am so glad she is not 2nd in command. What was McCain thinking...who I like...she is what kept me from voting for the GOP! And she is what will keep me from voting for them ever if they run her! She is just as jutty as this left wing guy, she is him, but on the opposite side.

    February 11, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  14. Martha

    For what it's worth, Jindal is not a Muslim.
    Catholic convert, Hindu by birth.

    February 11, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  15. Matt

    Having them together on one stage would be an insult to his intelligence.....

    February 11, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  16. Kay

    Palinistas (aka Palin apologists, Palin worshipers) like to use the terem "Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome" to describe her critics, but I think it fits her supporters and followers like "PalinPower" MUCH better.

    I mean, could anyone say anything more whacked-out than this?

    "Palin will become President Palin in 2012-2021 and will be America's GREATEST President of ALL TIMES! ....Palinomics....will save the world from a global depression and will bring in the most glorious, golden, and prosperous age in America..."

    February 11, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  17. Linda

    Ayers proves again he is still starved for attention as he's shown to resort to anything, killing, bombing, terrorism, probably all for his own personal problems and inadequacies.

    February 11, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  18. ray

    sara forget about ayers, come home big daddy and we can shoot moose.

    February 11, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  19. Cindy in Texas

    Don't do it Sarah Palin!!!!!! Don't lower your standards to the likes of Bill Ayers.

    Maybe Mr. Ayers should think of moving to Cuba and starting some sort of show there. I'm sure they would love his kind. He can bash the United States until the cows come home and they will love him over there. The United States has been good to this man and all his life it appears, at least to me, that he's hated the United States.

    Yep, I sure would pay for his one way ticket out of here!!!!!!

    February 11, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  20. Mike, Syracuse NY

    "40 percent of black kids under 5 live in poverty'. OK Bill, how many of them are children of single mothers who dropped out of school and had unprotected sex? Bet there's a pretty close match between poor personal responsibility and the consequences thereof.

    February 11, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  21. Ginny

    Obama's homeless woman sure did clean up nice, don't ya'll think?

    February 11, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  22. tee

    Sarah doesn't have the intelligence that would allow her to be on the same stage as Ayers.

    February 11, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  23. Big sigh

    I have another idea! Palin and the in vitro hoarder could co-host a show for new moms. They both think they know what they're doing (poor kids), and they're both completely wacky.

    February 11, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  24. FW

    Now this is the best idea I have heard for Sarah...sensational. Have her sit there with a liberal intellectual who will make her head spin. Ayers will have her more tongue tied than she usually is. I can't wait to buy a big tub of popcorn!

    February 11, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  25. butterflycrying

    That is great, I am surprised she hasn't taken him up on the offer.

    February 11, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
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