The William Ayers "Degrees of Separation from Wingnuts" Game

Since for some reason the subject of Obama’s “palling around with” Ayers keeps getting airtime (the "say they’re fishing buddies whose wives braid each other’s hair while the hubbies watch football and send bombs to random editorialists) and even his attendance at Wright’s church keep getting airplay even though, as with Ayers, there’s nothing more to add than has been said repeatedly, I wish they’d delve into the associations of other candidates. Please help me name some- doesn’t even have to be a Republican or a candidate.
McCain- obvious “palled around with” person is Charles Keating (anti-pornographer, Mother Teresa chum, and convicted felon [fraud, racketeering, conspiracy] responsible for a $650 million bailout) for whom McCain interceded with federal regulators.

Then there’s the dealings with this suspicious characterwho’s responsible for the deaths of more than 100,000 people (including at a minimum thousands of completely innocent unarmed children, women, and civilians).

Palin- among other associations, she pals around with (and by some accounts has had a sexual relationship with) her husband Todd, a former (?) member of a group that wishes to dissolve the Union (at least where one state’s concerned) and that teaches the responsibility of parents to home-school their children and train them in weapons usage.

What are some other iffy “pals” of the candidates?

McCain, Biden, and Obama all serve on a body with a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sen. Robert Byrd. Clearly a former terrorist.

Oh no, this is too easy.

McCain and G. Gordon Liddy.

You betcha, by golly, WOW.

As I pointed out in one of the earlier guilt-by-association threads, McCain spent 5-1/2 years in close contact with known Communists.