Barack Obama "worked" for Bill Ayers for eight years?

From this:
In 1995, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created to raise funds to help reform the Chicago public schools. One of the architects of the Challenge was none other than Professor Bill Ayers. Ayers co-wrote the initial grant proposal and proudly lists himself on his own website as the co-founder of the Challenge.

And who did William Ayers, co-creator of the Challenge, help select as the new director of the board for this program? Barack Obama. Barack Obama was the first Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. This appointment came at a crucial time in Barack’s life. He was on the verge of challenging longtime state Senator Alice Palmer for her job. When Barack decided to run, it is no surprise that he turned to William Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn for help in organizing the campaign and in hosting his first fundraiser in the district.

Obama served on the board for eight years until the Challenge ended in 2003. Bill Ayers was intimately involved in the Challenge over this same time period.
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UPDATE: More here.


Lonewacko, I already commented about this on a couple liberal netroots blogs. If you read the whole thing it appears that the Obamas-Ayer/Dohrn relationship goes back over twenty years. Dohrn and Michele Obama in fact worked at the same law firm. Try telling me that Bernadine and Michele are not BFFs. Also read the Sol Stern piece from two years ago on Bill Ayers ambitions to turn distressed urban schools into little maoist indoctrination camps over at the City-Journal website. There was a reason why Obama lied during the ABC debates and refered to Ayers as an English professor instead of what he really is a far far leftwing Education professor who advocates using the public school system as an alternative front for his fantasies of marxist subversion. I believe Ayers may have been behind the radical education agenda that infected the schools in my Chicago Uptown neighbor which for decades was a breeding ground for lots of failed 60's radicals like none other than the "Rev" Slim Coleman the Open Borders advocate in the Elvira Ariano case. My Landlord use to tell me how they were turning the elementary school into a little red brigrade training center. In my mind Obama is now radioactive. Fellow Democrats who have already endorsed him are going to have to try to drop him like the proverbial bad penny.

thank you ||amajockey its a fact but most do not really understand, how corruption really works. help reform the Chicago public schools._ What were they planning to do? Get all the failing black students to xfer to another district?

eh yes that is the plan for race and political reasons of control.