The Democrats are in full spin mode on the subject of Ayers (and other subjects). It's curious, since the spinmeisters refer to him as "distinguished professor" instead of what he was, a founding leader of a domestic terror organization.
We oldsters remember the Weather Underground. I remember it well, because opposing the group cost me a job. I'd reveal the particulars, but like Ayers, the principal involved is now well-placed again, and in this Liberal town, many lawyers would volunteer to help him sue me.
Let's just say that I got a measure of satisfaction, for both the WU principal and I were in military action at the same time. I flew as Wave Lead Navigator for a wave of 18 B-52s on an interdiction bombing mission into Cambodia to destroy most of the stored fuel that the NVA would have had available for their planned offensives in the Central Highlands (some NVA armor was used there for the first time in the war). The Weather Underground blew up a bomb at the Pioneer Courthouse, which housed (and still does) part of the 9th Circuit.
How easily the ObamaYouth hordes forget that this domestic terrorism was more prolonged and used more bombs than any since.
It's strange that our society will refuse to forgive a Nazi concentration camp guard whose war crimes go back over 60 years, but they easily forgive one of the founding members of the Weatherman group.
I put that down to the selective memory, a form of selective ethics, of the Democratic Party.