According to Jim Newell at Salon, Megyn Kelly tried her amazing GOTCHA powers on the man the nuttier conservatives would like to believe is “Obama’s Brain”:
… Ever since the story about Barack Obama going to Bill Ayers’ house once in 1995 at the start of his first Illinois state Senate campaign broke, this has been the line: Barack Obama launched his political career at the house of a radical left-wing terrorist. Sarah Palin’s famous riff about Obama “pallin’ around with terrorists” is the more folksy version. The implication on the right has always been that during that meeting, Obama and Ayers mapped out their long-con to seize control of the reins of American power and institute a regime of violent Communism from the inside. Now, that project is almost complete.
It’s not entirely clear why Bill Ayers would break his relative public silence on the set of “The Kelly File.” Perhaps for a laugh?…
But it doesn’t really matter, because Ayers is just a professor in Illinois and not the target of this Megyn Kelly EXCLUSIVE sit-down. That would be Barack Obama, who — to repeat — went inside Bill Ayers’ house once in the 1990s and may have even sat on a couch there or accepted an offer of coffee or iced tea. Near the end of the interview, Kelly gets to the point: What is Bill Ayers’ relationship with his fellow radical left-winger, the president of the United States? Do they looooooove each other?
KELLY: Well, many members of the Weather Underground are now in academia. President Obama, let me ask you this, how much ideology did the two of you share?
KELLY: Good friends, not good friends?
AYERS: I knew him as well as he knew 10,000 other people, and today I wish I knew him much better, and I wish he had listened to me….[snip]
This could be a breakthrough of truth for Fox News if it was interested in breaking through to the truth. It might suggest that … Barack Obama is a pretty standard center-left Democrat instead of a radical left-winger, and actual lefties have a lot of problems with his policies? No, no, that can’t be the case at all…
Should’ve stuck to interrogating people like Karl Rove and the Cheneys, Ms. Kelly.
Apart from keeping an eye on Tropical Storm/Hurrican Arthur (Boston’s moved its famous Fourth of July festivities to this evening, even this far up the coast), what’s on the agenda for what in some quarters will be the start of an extended weekend?