“I conclude that Bill Ayers, and Anne Hallett, were the individuals legally responsible for the appointment of Barack Obama.” Steve Diamond

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“Columbia University in the City of New York”

http://globallabor.blogspot.com/2008/10/obamaayers-update-debunking-scott-shane.html

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Now, let me just recap the highlights of what we know and why the New York Times is likely mistaken. Recall that the Times has said that the Obama campaign was right when it told Stanley Kurtz of National Review that Bill Ayers had “nothing” to do with the recruitment and appointment of Barack Obama to the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

Thus, I conclude on the basis of the evidence available to me that Bill Ayers, and Anne Hallett, were the individuals legally responsible for the appointment of the board members of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. The evidence indicates that, as is not at all unusual, they enlisted outside advisors to help with the process, but that, in the end, they made the final decision.

In the CAC situation we have a principal in the form of the Chicago School Reform Collaborative and an agent of the CSRC in Bill Ayers and then a sub-agent of Ayers in Leff, Graham and Simmons. (Vartan Gregorian was an agent of Ambassador Annenberg.)

Thus, it appears on the basis of the evidence available that Ayers had the authority to submit the grant proposal, work to ensure its success, negotiate terms and conditions with Gregorian, select board members, and appoint sub-agents to assist if necessary. There is no indication that the CSRC attempted to give away its obligation – committed to Gregorian by Ayers on their behalf – to create a board to oversee the grant program.

Thus, whatever Leff, Graham and Simmons think may have happened, as a legal matter, they had no authority whatsoever to appoint members to the CAC board.

Unfortunately, our national paper of record decided not to share with its readers the written evidence that explains this conclusion nor even to mention their existence!

Steve Diamond

See also:

“Why Won’t Obama Talk About Columbia?”

The years he won’t discuss may explain the Ayers tie he keeps lying about.”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NjY4YzdhMDBkZGQ3ZmU2MTUzYjdkMzc5ZjUzYmViZWM=

William Ayers Steve Diamond Stanley Kurtz Barack Obama


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