It's not the death penalty like he deserves, but it's a start. Unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, close friend and confidant of President Obama, has been denied Professor Emeritus status at the University of Illinois after his retirement earlier this year.
It is a complete mystery to me why he was ever hired at the University of Illinois, unless someone in HR loved radical leftists (and we know that never happens in academia, right?)
To refresh the bidding, Bill Ayers is the 1960's Weatherman terrorist group co-founder who stated "kill all the rich people...bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.'
He actually did kill a San Francisco police officer with a bomb, and, according to FBI informant Larry Grathwohl, planned for the destruction of millions of people during bull sessions with his fellow terrorists.
He got off due to technicality.
Ayers also dedicated his book, in part, to the killer of Robert F. Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan.
And that's where we pick up the story today, because (wait for it!) RFK's son Christopher is on the Board of Regents at the University of Illinois.
Today, Christopher Kennedy dropped the hammer on the bomber:
"... in an emotional statement, Kennedy discussed his reasons for voting against Ayers' request.
"I am guided by my conscience and one which has been formed by a series of experiences, many of which have been shared with the people of our country and mark each of us in a profound way," Kennedy said.
He said he could not confer the title "to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father."
Kennedy was referring to a 1974 book co-authored by Ayers, "Prairie Fire," which was dedicated to a long list of people including Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan and "all political prisoners in the U.S."
Ayers became a controversial figure in Barack Obama's presidential campaign because they worked on a school-reform initiative together, leading opponents to say Obama was linked to a "terrorist." UIC was forced to release more than 1,000 files detailing the activities of that group. The university also faced questions in 2001 after Ayers wrote in his memoir about helping with the non-fatal bombings of government buildings."
Hundreds of Bay Area residents joined with me to protest the appearance of Bill Ayers on the St. Mary's campus in Moraga, Ca. several years ago. Larry Grathwohl was with us, and demanded to be heard during the Q&A session ....but the man who would murder millions for having a different political viewpoint was too chickenshit to stick around and face the crowd.
Somewhere up there, slain officer San Francisco police officer Brian McDonnell is grimacing ..and still waiting for justice that just is beyond the grasp of the grave.