Monday, October 13, 2008

Jack Cashill: Obama Did Not Write Dreams of My Father

Jack Cashill, who describes himself as "an independent writer and producer and, on a contractual basis, the Executive Editor of Ingram’s Magazine, Kansas City’s premier business magazine," is levelling a new allegation against Barack Obama.
The emergence of a previously unseen writing sample proves all but conclusively that Barack Obama did not in any meaningful way write Dreams From My Father, the book that Time Magazine has called “the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician.”

The emergence of a second writing sample, this one by a legitimate author, provides convincing evidence as to who did.

So who does Jack Cashill say wrote Obama's book? None other than William Ayers, the unrepentant terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and the Capital. William Ayers was quoted on September 11, 2001 saying he regretted he "didn't do enough," in reference to his terrorist activities in the lat 60's and 70's. William Ayers has made headlines recently because he helped launch Barack Obama's policital career in his living room.

Cashill sites this essay from After Alinksy, written by Barack Obama five years before Dreams of My Father, as evidence Obama lacked the literary skills displayed in the book.

He goes on to explain that Rashid Khalidi, a radical Arab-American and friend of Barack Obama, thanked Bill Ayers for assisting him in writing in his own book. "Bill was particularly generous in letting me use his family’s dining room table to do some writing for the project."

Cashill surmises that Obama took his poorly constructed manuscript to Bill Ayer's dining room table, where he received help from Ayers to turn it into the book that now sits on store shelves.

Cashill does not rely on these connections alone. He presents a pretty meticulous analysis of writing examples from the book and from Bill Ayers to lend credibility to his conclusion that Obama did not write Dreams of My Father, William Ayers did.


Radioman of Kansas City said...

Mostly, I'd like you to step away from the daily bullshit generated by the campaigns and what the media picks up or ignores.

Write a piece on why you support the Republican candidate versus the democratic one. And use proven stuff, not propaganda generated by the hate mongers. Do you want to stay in Iraq? Is that it? Rah Rah USA? Is it religion with you? As the GOP panders to even though they're not about God, theyre onlya about money? Are you anti gay? Is ait about abortion? Would you really not abort a 14 year old daughter's baby rather than have her marry some middle school sports figure you don't even know?

Put it in your own words...and don't limit it to five lines. explain why you want the republicans in control of the government rather than the democrats.

If you do that, I might pay attention. IF you just boo at Obama's name and shout USA USA when someone heckles McCain... then you're just another sheep. Why do you support who you do?

Me, I have turned democratic for reasons pretty much in this essay I just knocked out at midafternoon.

Radioman of Kansas City said...

Ingrhams is just a slick magazine sponsored by higher class sponsors. Their people arent any better than those who write for the Star or the Pitch or anybody else.

Maybe a slight point of view... but judge writing based on its common sense, not where it's published!


Anonymous said...

What are you bloviating about? What does where the article published have to do with anything?

I don't even find where it says the article is published in the post.