Via Ed Morressey at Hot Air: Obama hiding behind Daley's skirts?
Morressey links to Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass, who provides an informative quote on the issue from Chicago's mayor Richard M. Daley:
When Daley says shhh, library is quiet on Obama
"Bill Ayers--I've said this—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."
Oops! I bombed the Pentagon!
So what? The voters get to decide what matters--not Obama and his buddies. With a resume as light as Obama's; his friends do matter. Now, we may never see the records though. The common consensus seems to be that if Kurtz, or anyone, ever does receive the documents, they will have been sanitized beyond recognition.