Just because it's all over the news on both sides of the aisle: this "guilt by association" hoo-hah is stupid and has to stop.
Both sides are guilty - Palin complaining about Ayers, and the left (though not Obama's campaign directly) complaining about Palin's ties to that wackadoodle preacher who exorcised the demons of adultery from her.
We're seeing it in downticket races too. . . but who gives a shit?
Primarily if you're in Congress - if you're in Congress, there's over 500 other assholes you work with directly. Many of them are vile scum. Here are some of the assholes that your congresscritter associates with/is on a daily basis.
Who gives a shit about preachers?
It's a wretched hive of scum and villainy.