After having read the Washington Times article about him by syndicated columnist Joseph Farah, maybe we should feel sorry for Barak Obama and the problems he might face in seeking other employment after hs stint as senator is finished. Farah identified the reasons why Obama, should he apply, could never get employment in the FBI. Of course the article could have gone on to include many other sensitive public offices requiring integrity and a clean record of previous personal associations.
In spite of all the circumstantial evidence against him, Barack may garner a majority of the votes on Tuesday, and serve as President of the US. But beyond that he would have trouble finding employment in any but the most menial of government jobs, those requiring little security clearance.
Farah says:"Let's pretend Barack Obama, rather than running for president, were applying for a job at the FBI. In the background check, it is learned that he received money from a leader of the Weather Underground, which bombed the Capitol, the Pentagon and dozens of other targets in the 1970's.
"A San Francisco policeman was killed in one of these attacks, which is believed to have been carried out personally by Mr. Ayer's wife, Bernadine Dohrn. Another officer was injured severely in the attack and left partially blind.
"Let's also stipulate that in this FBI background check, it is learned that prospective FBI agent Obama served on two foundation boards with Mr. Ayers, giving away millions of dollars to programs designed to radicalize American elementary, middle-school and high school students.
"The two men served on these boards for years ttogether. In addition, Michelle Obama worked with Mrs.Dohrn at a law firm and invited Mr. Ayers to speak at a conference she organized."
Farah asks if the reader thinks these associations would raise some questions about Obama's fitness to serve in the FBI. But beyond such issues of Obama's character is the larger one: has the electorate gone completely mad, that they will calmly enter voting booths and sign America's security and future prosperity away to a man with such questionable credentials?
Maybe the election will be won by the votes of those "radicalized students" Farah refers to. I saw one interviewed on television who may be typical of that genre. When asked by a reporter why he registered to vote 73 times, the lad innocently replied, "I jus' wanted ta help."
"But did you know it was wrong," said the reporter. "If I'd a knowed it was wrong, I wouldn't a done it," came the reply.