Anne Leary from Illinois blogs at Backyard Conservative. I’ve had a lot of contact with Anne, mostly because of my interest in the Rod Blagojevich fiasco last winter. Anne strikes me as a completely straight shooter.

I felt an immediate connection to Anne because of the description she used to use on her blog as to why she started blogging: “This blog is a product of over 25 years of biting my tongue in polite society.” A kindred spirit, for sure. Anne, if you are not going to use that phrase anymore, can I use it?

In a much publicized blog post yesterday, Anne wrote of her chance encounter with Bill Ayers (former Weatherman terrorist, and political enabler of Barack Obama) at Reagan National Airport. After reciting some of their initial conversation, Anne states that Ayers admitted he ghost authored Dreams From My Father:

Then, unprompted he said–I wrote Dreams From My Father. I said, oh, so you admit it. He said–Michelle asked me to. I looked at him. He seemed eager. He’s about my height, short. He went on to say–and if you can prove it, we can split the royalties. So I said, stop pulling my leg. Horrible thought. But he came again–I really wrote it, the wording was similar. I said I believe you probably heavily edited it. He said–I wrote it. I said–why would I believe you, you’re a liar.He had no answer to that. Just looked at me. Then he turned and walked off, and said again his bit about my proving it and splitting the proceeds.

Was Bill Ayers just causing some trouble with a tall tale sure to get people talking, or telling the truth to a stranger to get it off his chest? I don’t know, but I do believe that Anne was accurate in telling what Ayers said.

Will Obama issue a denial of Ayers’ accusation? Will the usually compliant press ask a real question for once? Probably neither, which is too bad.

I think we are entitled to know whose Dream it was, since we are living the nightmare now.

UPDATE: The issue is now definitively resolved because Bill Ayers e-mailed someone:

I e-mailed Ayers to see if he could shed any light on the story. His response: “You’ve all lost your minds,” he wrote. “Best of luck in the twilight zone.

Seems to me, Ayers is messing with everyone. Who is he accusing of “having lost” their “mind”? The person who e-mailed him, or the persons to whom he has made the accusation? One person (at least) knows for sure, but he’s not talking.

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