New Ayers Excuse From Axelrod

Despite acute concerns that Barack has no executive experience, the Obama campaign never mentions that he did hold one leadership position. Wonder why? That one important credential was made possible by Barack's friend, retired American terrorist Bill Ayers.

(Former Clinton counsel Lanny Davis, of all people, was on Hannity and Colmes Monday night talking about what a dispicable person Ayers is.)

There is new focus, finally, on the Obama/Ayers connection as a result of comments made by Sarah Palin over the past couple of days, attacking Barack for his long association with Ayers.
Kill all the rich people, break up their cars and apartments, bring the revolution home...that's where it's really at.
Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod made a new excuse for Barack on CNN Monday morning, saying he didn't know of Bill Ayers terror past when they began their associations. That sounds remarkably similar to the claim that in 20 years of attending Jeremiah Wright's church, Barack didn't hear him make radical statements.
"Our Jim Acosta talked with your senior strategist David Axelrod about this. In 1995, William Ayers held kind of a get-to-know you event at his place where he was introducing Barack Obama to the political culture there in Chicago when he was running for the State Senate for the first time. David Axelrod said that at that meeting Senator Obama was not aware of Ayers' radical background." -- CNN's John Roberts
Yet Barack was hired to chair the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, an educational foundation run by Bill Ayers - and a job for which - sound familiar? - Barack had no qualifications.

Is the McCain campaign's focus on Ayers ill-advised considering the Wall Street meltdown? Isn't experience more important during these complex economic times?