Andersen, in "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of a Marriage," writes that Obama was faced with a deadline with the Time Books division of Random House to submit his manuscript after already having canceled a contract with Simon & Schuster. Confronted with the threat of a second failure, his wife, Michelle, suggested he seek the help of "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers."Yeah, just another so-called Obama conspiracy that has been proven to be factual. How many more things are we going to learn about a man we knew little about before electing him to the highest office of the land?
Obama had taped interviews with relatives to flesh out his family history, and those "oral histories, along with a partial manuscript and a truckload of notes, were given to Ayers," writes Andersen.
The author quotes a neighbor in the Hyde Park area of Chicago where Obama and Ayers lived, who says of the two, "Everyone knew they were friends and that they worked on various projects together."
"It was no secret. Why would it be? People liked them both," the neighbor said, according to Andersen . . .
In the end, Ayers's contribution to Barack's "Dreams from My Father" would be significant – so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers's own writing.
Andersen concludes, "Thanks to help from the veteran writer Ayers, Barack would be able to submit a manuscript to his editors at Times Books."
Andersen relied on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama, to describe how "Dreams" was published, Cashill says. Andersen cites Cashill as a source, but Cashill points out in a fresh WND column today that Andersen "clearly has access to inside information that I did not have."
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Author Confirms Terrorist Bill Ayers Ghostwrote Obama's "Dreams From My Father"
During last year's presidential election, I told you about how an expert who had studied the literary style of Barack Obama's "Dreams From My Father" autobiography and compared it to that of long-time Obama pal, terrorist William Ayers, concluded that Ayers had actually written the book. Well, author Christopher Andersen confirms in his new book, "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of a Marriage" the conclusion reached by that expert. Here are some exerpts from his book: