Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley offers his non-answer on whether the library, named after his father, should release the documents:
“Bill Ayersâ€”I’ve said thisâ€”his father was a great friend of my father,” the mayor said. “I’ll be very frank. Vietnam divided families, divided people. It was a terrible time of our country. People didn’t know one another. Since then, I’ll be very frank, [Ayers] has been in the forefront of a lot of education issues and helping us in public schools and things like that.”
The mayor expressed his frustrations with outside agitators like Kurtz.
“People keep trying to align himself with Barack Obama,” Daley said. “It’s really unfortunate. They’re friends. So what? People do make mistakes in the past. You move on. This is a new century, a new time. He reflects back and he’s been making a strong contribution to our community.” (emphasis Flap’s)
Well, how about for one, Bill Ayers is unrepentant for his radical bombing of government buildings. Remember what Ayers said: “I don’t regret setting bombs…. I feel we didn’t do enough.”
And, this: “Gulity as Sin, Free as a Bird, It’s a great country.”
Stay tuned as the inquiry into the Obama – Ayers relationship and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge is more thoroughly investigated.