Liddy didn't participate in the planning of events violently targeting American lives. Plus I doubt McCain has raised money in Liddy's home. It's apparent Ayers and Obama had a relationship beyond "serving" on boards and seeing each other in the parking lot at their children's school. Why is it obvious? Because Obama doesn't deny it. Given that Obama spent hours being grilled by the Feds on Rezko he knows how to keep his lawyer hat on tight when speaking of Ayers. All he ever needed to say was "other than being on a board with Ayers I hardly know him." Obama doesn't answer the question directly. Out of all the people Obama worked with while performing community work who was it who threw him his first fundraiser? Given Obama's political ideology am i surprised he'd be tight with ayers? Not at all. Troubled? No. Like Nik I've cultivated radical relationships so I view those things a bit liberally. What pisses me off about Obama is the sneakiness. He's like Peter. Denies friendship with Ayers, didn't hear any of the bizarre Wright sermons, denies being at Rezko's home when Rezko feted Nadhmi Auchi even after a Federal witness placed him there, uses Harvard as the ultimate resume prop but doesn't release earlier transcripts or test scores, the flip flopping on issues from campaign finance to drilling to NAFTA to Jerusalem. When one has little public record these things become important-the equivalent of votes on the Senate floor. Sen Obama do you support Black Liberation theology? Then why did you vote with your feet and stay in Wright's church until tapes were made public? Sen. Obama do you side with corruption in Chicago politics? Then why didn't you vote with your feet and not accept contributions from Rezko until he was indicted?