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Palin pounds Obama on 60s radical tie

Speaking in Fort Myers, Sarah Palin hit Democrat Barack Obama (and rhetorical pay-dirt) when she claimed that he didn't know the radical bomb-plotting background of William Ayers, in whose living room Obama met some of Chicago's elite.

"Wait a minute, he didn't know that he had launched his political career in the living room of a domestic terrorist?'' Palin said. "This is about the truthfulness and judgment needed in our next president."

The crowd loved the contact sport. And Palin could feel it.

"I'm feeling a lot of hockeym moms for McCain in this room today,'' she said to the crowd of about 8,000 people, adding later: ''Florida, you are amazing."

Though comfortable whacking away at Obama, Palin appeared to have pulled a punch or two. She stopped one bogeyman shy, deciding not to mention controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright, whose name she brought up in this William Kristol New York Times opinion piece:

"I pointed out that Obama surely had a closer connection to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright than to Ayers — and so, I asked, if Ayers is a legitimate issue, what about Reverend Wright?"

She didn’t hesitate: “To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more...."

Well, since Palin didn't discuss it more today, we don't know, either.

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