Skip to comments.When Daley says shhh, library is quiet on Obama
Posted on 08/21/2008 1:54:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Conservative writer Stanley Kurtzresearching an article for the National Review about connections between Barack Obama and former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayersmade a big mistake.
The poor man took a wrong turn on the Chicago Way. Now he's lost.
Kurtz's research was to be done in a special library run by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The library has 132 boxes full of documents pertaining to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a foundation vested heavily in school reform.
Kurtz believes the documents may show Obama and Ayers were closefar closer than Obama has acknowledgedover oodles of foundation gifts on education projects the two worked on together.
First the librarians told Kurtz yes, come look. But by the time Kurtz landed in Chicago, the librarians changed their minds. The donor of the documents hadn't cleared his research. Perhaps they'll let him look at the documents on Nov. 5.
The relationship between the ambitious Obama and the unrepentant Ayers is a subject that excites Republicans, who haven't really thwacked that pinata as hard as they might. It really irritates Obama and his political champion, Chicago's sovereign lord, Mayor Richard M. Daley.
"This is a public entity," Kurtz told us Wednesday. "I don't understand how confidentiality of the donor would be an issue."
You don't understand, Mr. Kurtz? Allow me to explain. The secret is hidden in the name of the library:
The Richard J. Daley Library.
The Richard J. Daley Library doesn't want nobody nobody sent. And Richard J.'s son, Shortshanks, is now the mayor.
Obama, wearing the reformer's mantle, has generously offered to extend that reform to Washington, even to Kenya, but not Chicago, because he knows Shortshanks would be miffed.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
The Ministry of Truth says otherwise.
Some conservatives have gone so far as to tell me that Daley is a closet Republican!
I’d probably vote for black panther Bobby Rush to get rid of King Richard II.
But then, according to M. Stanton Evans, no library has the Wheeling newspaper's edition for the day after Senator Joseph McCarthy's famous speech, either. Evans says that the microfilm has been cleaned out. It has been systematically made difficult or impossible to research in that area.
Blacklisted by History is the perfect comparison...no Commies left behind!
One good thing, articles on Obama/Ayres are starting to increase. Let’s hope it continues.
This is Chicago. The Daley machine makes Al Capone’s boys look like little kids in short pants.
Gee I wonder where is the American Library Association. They are always championing openness and lack of censorship of any kind in libraries. I guess they think these public records should remain off limits though. I guess they think Obama needs to be defended, like Castro.
No question in my mind.
Is This a Money Laundering Scandal?
Is the Obama Campaign falsifying its FEC disclosure reports by using a front company to disguise its relationship with ACORN, a controversial group?
This can’t be posted here as a thread due to FR rules- but it’s very important reading for everyone.
The Chicago Way and Mayor Daley..
Bump to your post. And, ping.
this is long, but read it:)
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