Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin yesterday accused Barack Obama of “palling around with terrorists”, reports The Guardian.

“Palin’s comments were a reference to Obama’s association with Bill Ayers, one of the founders of the leftwing Weather Underground group, which engaged in anti-establishment activities during the Vietnam war era.

“The Obama campaign denounced the remarks as “desperate”; Obama himself did not respond directly but complained of “nasty” campaigning by Republicans.

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“Palin cited a New York Times story published yesterday that detailed Obama’s relationship with Ayers, although the paper concluded: “The two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr Ayers.”

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