But now comes word that the speculators were even more correct than they thought. Bill Ayers reportedly claims to have written the book, not merely co-written it. Anne Leary, a conservative blogger from Chicago, posts that she had a chance meeting with Ayers at the airport, and he said:
Then, unprompted he said--I wrote Dreams From My Father. I said, oh, so you admit it. He said--Michelle asked me to. I looked at him. He seemed eager. He's about my height, short. He went on to say--and if you can prove it, we can split the royalties. So I said, stop pulling my leg. Horrible thought. But he came again--I really wrote it, the wording was similar. I said I believe you probably heavily edited it. He said--I wrote it. I said--why would I believe you, you're a liar.Assuming this is a truthful account, that's just stunning – it means Barack Obama the author is a fraud. It means that the public image of Barack Obama – heavily influenced by that book – is a fraud. It means that a domestic terrorist and criminal helped shape our President. It's confirmation of the darkest suspicions voiced by the fringe right.
He had no answer to that. Just looked at me. Then he turned and walked off, and said again his bit about my proving it and splitting the proceeds.
Worst of all, it's utterly shameful...