Skip to comments.Did William Ayers Ghost-Write Obama Memoir?
Posted on 09/18/2008 3:11:56 PM PDT by attiladhun2
According to Jack Cashill (see this link), there is mounting evidence to indicate that Barack Obama was not the author of his now famous memoir, Dreams From My Father. His research into Obama's literary background shows that, prior to 1990, Obama had written nothing of note. Then like a bolt from the blue, Obama produces a work described by Time Magazine as "the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician."
Cashill observes, "I had questioned whether the influential Muslim crackpot who paved Obama’s way into Harvard, Khalid al Mansour, might have greased his way into the world of publishing as well." However, upon comparing the text of Obama's book to that of William Ayers' 2001 memoir Fugitive Days, Cashill now believes that the Obama book is substantially a product of the unrepentant former terrorist. He cites two passages from each book as evidence:
“I picture the street coming alive, awakening from the fury of winter, stirred from the chilly spring night by cold glimmers of sunlight angling through the city.” Bill Ayers, Fugitive Days.
“Night now fell in midafternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds.” Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father.
We already know Obama has not been forthcoming about his relationship with Ayers. If Ayers is, indeed, the real author of the Obama memoir, it could well reveal Obama's true puppet master. Were it a shadowy billionaire like George Soros, that would be bad enough, but a fanatical Marxist ideologue and unindicted terrorist!
A forensic textual analysis of Ayers' and Obama's books could answer this question. It could also be the sword that finally slays the presidential asperations of the junior senator from Illinois.
This is going to sell a few copies of Fugitive Days on Amazon...
I think the Earl of Oxford wrote Obama’s memoirs. Seriously, from the quality of the excerpts I’ve seen, it’s entirely possible that a slacker like Obama could’ve written his own books. It’s not that hard.
There are computer programs that can figure this out.
They used it to compare disputed Shakespeare works.
People have frequency of certain words and turns of phrase.
Read the article! It says that Edward Said was another Obama pal. Good grief.
This sounds quite plausible: both Mr. and Mrs. Obama are too challenged to speak full proper sentences off TelePrompter, let alone pen something with flair. In such case, Mr. Cashill’s sleuthing is a nice find indeed.
The “similarity” between these passages is “evidence”?
Not seeing it.
Where would you hear that the National Enquirer has an expose on “Obama Memoir Ghost Written by a Terrorist”? I only seem to hear old news like “Biden is a Plagiarist”.
Yes, and with a decent degree of confidence. That's what needs to happen.
I picture the street coming alive, awakening from the fury of winter, stirred from the chilly spring night by cold glimmers of sunlight angling through the city. Bill Ayers, Fugitive Days.
Night now fell in midafternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds. Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father.
There is nothing in common between these two passages except perhaps they both describe Chicago. Big deal. Cashill should stick to what he knows best - creationism.
“A forensic textual analysis of Ayers’ and Obama’s books could answer this question. It could also be the sword that finally slays the presidential asperations of the junior senator from Illinois.”
I wish I was as optimistic as you. I have come to the conclusion that Obama could knife an old lady in the street with Michelle Obama holding her down and it would still be neck in neck with McCain. Heck, if she were a Republican, it might even move him up 10 points or so.
Has this clown EVER accomplished anything on his own?
Google on “Obama Palestine said” and click the electronicintifada link. Obama and Said photographed having dinner.