William Iberschof:

“Although I dearly wanted to obtain convictions against all the Weathermen, including Bill Ayers, I am very pleased to learn that he has become a responsible citizen.”

And it’s not like he’s pulling punches; Iberschof calls Ayers’s activities “terrorist.”

Related: After the last somber debate the country is just trying to pick a fight right now between McCain and Obama.

Further: This post, “Is McCain endangering Obama?” at the Swamp is all well and good, but citing Andrew Sullivan on the subject of McCarthyite language is ironic, given that in 2001 he called pacifists traitors. Now that there’s not much future in that sort of rhetoric, he’s changed his tone.