April 23, 2010

RIGHT IS LEFT:

William Ayers Stirs up Controversy in Fresno (Gene Haagenson , April 22, 2010, ABC 30)

About 50 members of the Tea Party Movement came to protest Bill Ayers appearance in Fresno.

Mark Ratchford said, "I don't like what's going on. This man and Obama are friends and I don't like what they stand for. It's not American."

John Smedley said, "I'm fed up with all of this government takeover. And Bill Ayers is one of Obama's buddies, and I don't like it and he doesn't belong here and he can go home."

Inside, before members of Peace Fresno, Ayers got a warm welcome and said he didn't quite know why the Tea Party folks are mad at him. He said he shares their distrust of government.

William Ayers said, "I actually think there are many things we would agree on, including a skepticism of the government. Which I'm very skeptical of. I think I'm more skeptical of corporate America than they are, but nevertheless I think we probably share more than they imagine."

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 23, 2010 2:57 PM
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