We all have that one crazy friend. You know the guy who always tells his story about that drunken night in college that landed him and a few friends in jail for a day or two?
Barack Obama had a similar friend, only his stories included "that one time my best friend and my girlfriend were making a nail bomb and accidentally killed themselves with it." (Seriously.) If the man who described his relationship with you as "neighbors and family friends" has stories like that in his past, it might be a good idea to distance yourself from him, at least for the safety of your family.
Obama had a different approach. He decided to begin his political career in his crazy friend's living room. "Just put that nail bomb on the coffee table. I'll get to it later."
David Axelrod, Obama's political strategist, claimed that Obama had no knowledge of Ayers' "radical past." In Obama's defense though, the wikipedia entry for Bill Ayers refuses to use the word "terrorist" to describe the man who bombed a New York City Police Station, the US Capitol Building, and the Pentagon. And look at his picture:
I mean, there's no way that guy is a terrorist.
This is the third part of a five-post series. Be sure to check back each day this week as I count down the 5 Things Obama Didn't Know (But Should've)