Librarians, stay on alert!

The AP is on the story of apparent U. of Ill.-Chicago coverup of documents showing Obama and terrorist Bill Ayers working together to save Chicago schools:

University won’t open Obama-related records now

By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer Tue Aug 19, 6:48 PM ET

WASHINGTON – The University of Illinois on Tuesday refused to release records relating to Barack Obama’s service to a nonprofit group linked to former 1960s radical activist William Ayers.

The university’s Chicago campus said the donor of the records that document the work of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge has not yet turned over ownership rights to the material.

The U. didn’t know that, now it does, so records are closed.

The owner [donor of the docs] notified the university about the absence of a signed ownership agreement last week.

“The donor’s only concerns regarding the collection are due to personnel information that could include names, confidential salary information and even Social Security numbers,” said the university spokesman.

They are being vetted?

Nothing in Chi newspapers yet (8:50 am 8/20).  They’re working on it.  Give them time.

The Annenberg Challenge was $50 million.  Ayers got himself put in charge of it.  Mayordaley II, that old radical, loves A. for it

Question: Who gave the $50 mill?  Answer: the Annenbergs — The Honorable Leonore Annenberg, President and Chairman [of their foundation]; Wallis Annenberg, Vice President, Lauren Bon, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Charles Annenberg Weingarten.

Who put Ayers in charge?  These five signed off on it, presumably with guidance from staff:

Headquarters Office
Gail C. Levin, Executive Director
Joanne Cemini-Visintin, Assistant to the Executive Director
Linda Dunn, Operations and Accounting Administrator
Rachel Goldbaum, Grants Administrator
. . . . etc.

I’d start with Gail C. Levin, but for the heck of it, I’d go also to Walter Annenberg and his father Moses (Moe) Annenberg, to get the flavor of things, with special attention to the murderous Chicago newspaper circulation wars of the 1920s and Moe’s affiliation with mobsters and illegal gambling and his and Walter’s prosecution in 1939 in “one of the biggest tax-evasion cases in U.S. history” and Moe’s subsequent imprisonment after taking a guilty plea for fraud. 

Hey, this family has more going for it than the Joe Kennedy’s!  And now they give money to reform schools!  [”To reform” here as infinitive, not “reform” as adjective, though that might be something they should consider.] 

Is this a great country, or what?