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During her recent campaign speeches Sarah Palin has been going around questioning the character of Barack Obama using an article from the boogieman New York Times as its source.  She always forgets to mention that both the Washington Post in April and the same  New York Times reveals that Obama and Ayers have only a casual association.  William Ayers donated $200 to Barack Obama’s state senatorial campaign and they served on an educational charity board. They both live in Chicago's Hyde Park.

I know why the McCain camp is going this route, it's the polls. Greg Strimple, one of the McCain's top advisers said “We are looking forward to turning a page on this financial crisis. “Another McCain top aide said this about the recent strategy, “It's dangerous road, but we have no choice; if we keep talking about the economic crisis were going to lose.”

John McCain made several blunders last week, He started by suspending his campaign ( not really ), called for the firing of SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, called for a Wall Street commission, and the off and on  stance on his debate participation. John McCain keep railing on the pork barrel bills yet signed the recent legislation without hesitation.  These actions show John McCain to be a riverboat gambler in a crisis,

 Instead of gathering all his financial buddies together for a coherent plan to bail this country out of its financial  mess; he will pull out the old Lee Atwater -Karl Rove culture war playbook .The McCain campaign will link with Rush Limbaugh,Sean Hannity and the rest of the right-wing cronies to parrot a message of “He is not one of us”. William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and Tony Rezko will be dusted off and used d for a 30-day assault. The McCain campaign knows that the mainstream media will use clips of WWF style of politics (true or not) for ratings.

 Should the Obama camp fight back? You betcha *wink*  they should release the clip of  the witch doctor Thomas Muthee baptizing Sarah Palin,or use the same guilt by association tactic by bringing up Charles Keating, Sunday on Meet the Press ,Paul Begala said “McCain sat on a board of the  U.S .Council for World Freedom. It was chaired by John Singlaub who wound up involved in the Iran-Contra scandal; it was a ultra-conservative right wing group “This group became a gathering place, a forum, point of contact for extremist racist and anti-Semites.

 Bring back James Carville and Paul Begala, to fight fire with fire, or stay on a message of the kitchen tables issues the middle-calls wants to hear about.

I suspect Barack Obama will contract the 527s to counter the culture war tactics and stay on message.