Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Is UIC protecting Barack Obama?
Global Labor and Politics: "Annenberg-Gate" - It's not the crime, it's the cover up
This is from Steve Diamond, a law professor and political scientist at the University of Santa Clara. It is his take on the bizarre refusal of UIC to permit a researcher to see documents in the library that deal with the relationship between Barack Obama and UIC education professor and former Weatherman/terrorist Bill Ayers. The internet is going nuts over this and UIC looks bad. It looks at this point like UIC may be protecting Obama, who may have been a lot closer to Ayers than he has admitted. The documents deal with something called the Annenberg Challenge, an education initiative that both of them were deeply involved with, it seems. You can read this blog entry and see if you think it is a coverup or not.