Robert Gibbs LIES About Obama's Blurb on Ayers' Book

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Oct 07, 2008 11:08 AM
In 1997, William Ayers penned a book, sarcastically titled "A Kind and Just Parent" about the failed juvenile justice system.

It sought to excuse minors guilty of violent behavior by blaming it on society. "We should call a child a child," promotional material from the book read. "A 13-year-old who picks up a gun isn't suddenly an adult. We have to ask other questions: How did he get the gun? Where did it come from?"

Barack Obama really liked the book written by the former terrorist who committed a few unjust, despicable acts himself in his youthful days. He gave it a flattering review in the Chicago Tribune by describing it as “A searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair" to his hometown paper.

He liked it so much he joined Ayers to speak on a panel together, to decry the justice system at the University of Chicago.

Michelle Obama, then associate dean of student services was involved as well. She helped organize the event because "We know that issues like juvenile justice impact the city of Chicago, this nation and -- directly or indirectly -- this campus. This panel gives students a chance to hear about the juvenile justice system not only on a theoretical level, but from the people who have experienced it."

Both the Obama were apparently fans of the book.

So what does Obama Spokesman Bill Burton say on Fox News this morning. Lies. He out and out lies by saying "He did not write a blurb for his book."

Did someone else write it? Was it made up? Burton doesn't tell us. In fact he refuses to answer ANY questions about Bill Ayers.

Watch him spin, don't get too dizzy.