The Corner is being roundly mocked for featuring the “Ayers ghostwrote dreams from my father” slander.  Even their own Jonathan Adler winces and calls this “nutter-territory.” Good man.  Acephalous’ take is particularly sharp–funny enough to read even if you don’t care about the controversy.  Perhaps the most powerful point raised at the Corner is that:

There is nothing in Obama’s scant paper trail prior to 1995 that would suggest something as stylish and penetrating as, at times, Dreams from My Father is…[I]t’s not unreasonable to expect more similarity between Obama the writer and Obama the orator [in 2008].


(Note: it looks like Obama hired a speechwriter during the Iowa campaign, but not until then, and still was doing the first draft of every speech during the primaries).

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