Said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to St. Louis radio station KMOX, "I was astonished to hear him say that he was surprised that I didn’t have the guts to bring up Ayers" at the last presidential debate. "I think he is probably ensured that it will come up this time."
Ayers, himself, rears his head in this morning’s Chicago Tribune, saying, "What could I possibly add? Life happens."
The Trib reports that the door to Ayers’ office is decorated with pictures of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Che Guevara, Malcolm X, children, bills of rights for students and parents, a rainbow-hued greeting card advising "How to Be Really Alive," and a New Yorker cartoon of job interviewer telling a man, "I’m trying to find a way to balance your strengths against your felonies."