Va. GOP Chair Links Obama to Osama

Says both 'have friends that bombed the Pentagon'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 13, 2008 10:34 AM CDT
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(Newser) – In the latest volley in the battle for Virginia, the state's GOP chief compared Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden, reports the Washington Post, and Democrats and even Republicans are reacting angrily. Jeffrey Frederick slammed Obama's links to radical political activist Bill Ayers in a recent meeting with McCain campaign volunteers, asserting that the would-be president and the terrorist "both have friends that bombed the Pentagon—that is scary."

"Here is a guy who is one step from the presidency, who has a friend who bombed the Pentagon. It's just shocking to me," Frederick said. A McCain campaign spokeswoman called the comments "not appropriate."