01/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Ayers NY Times Op-Ed: I Was "Asked To Play A Role In A Profoundly Dishonest Drama"

In the recently concluded presidential race, I was unwillingly thrust upon the stage and asked to play a role in a profoundly dishonest drama. I refused, and here's why.

Unable to challenge the content of Barack Obama's campaign, his opponents invented a narrative about a young politician who emerged from nowhere, a man of charm, intelligence and skill, but with an exotic background and a strange name. The refrain was a question: "What do we really know about this man?"

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