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Begala: McCain sat on board of racist group

By David Edwards
Sunday, October 5, 2008 12:31 EDT
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NBC’s Tom Brokaw talked to Paul Begala about how the McCain campaign is attack Barack Obama’s association with William Ayers who was a member of the Weather Underground. Begala believes that “guilt by association” attacks were dangerous territory for McCain.

Begala said, “This guilt by association path is going to be trouble ultimately for the McCain campaign. You can go back — I have written a book about the candidate. A dozen researchers go through him. I didn’t even put this in the book. John McCain sat on a baord. It was the U.S. Council for World Freedom. It was chaired by a guy named John Singlaub who wound up involved in the Iran Contra scandal. It was an ultra conservative right-wing group. The Anti-Defamation League, in 1981 when McCain was on the board, said this about this organization. It was affiliated with the World Anti-Communist League, the parent organization which ADL said had increasingly become a gathering place, a forum, a point of contact for extremists, racist and anti-Semites.”

This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast October 5, 2008.



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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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