Sunday, October 12, 2008

Just when you think the right can't get any more desperate, it accuses William Ayres of ghostwriting Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father. Their argument? Since before the memoir's publication Obama's paper trail was thin, we have no way of ascertaining how Obama developed as a writer. Further: since Ayres' own memor includes descriptive passages (which are, actually, the most leaden bits in DFMF; it's Obama flexing his creative writing class muscles), we must assume that his "associate" had a hand in them. In short, the book is too well written.

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