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Author: Ayers Helped Obama Write Book

Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 12:57 PM

By Jim Meyers

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Terrorist bomber William Ayers helped Barack Obama write his 1995 book "Dreams From My Father," the best-selling author of a new book about Obama and his wife disclosed.

Christopher Andersen, author of "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage," appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News show on Tuesday. Hannity referred to a passage in Andersen's book and said:

"Bill Ayers helped him with his book, and you actually pick up — you found the literary devices and themes bear a jarring similarity to Ayers' own writings."

Andersen said: "That's true. And they were good friends. And during the campaign, of course..."

Hannity: "They were good friends."

Andersen: "Yes, of course, they were."

Hannity: "So he denied it."

Andersen: "It was kind of — yes, he did. It was like a literary cabal there that was interesting in Chicago. They were all giving each other quotes, the blurbs to promote their respective books."

Ayers was a co-founder of the Weather Underground, a radical anti-war group that claimed responsibility for a series of bombings, including explosions at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol that didn't kill anyone.

He was a fugitive for years. After surrendering in 1980, charges against him were dropped because of prosecutorial misconduct.

Hannity later told Andersen that Obama "lied" about his relationship with Ayers. "He lied to the American people."

Andersen responded: "During that campaign I think he was doing some backpedaling, I'll be honest. And I think that Michelle probably recommended that he not emphasize their relationship with Ayers."

Andersen also writes in his book that Michelle Obama convinced her reluctant husband to adopt the "Yes We Can" slogan.

Andersen has written best-selling books about the Kennedys, the Bushes and other notables, including "Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage" and "The Day Diana Died."

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