Ed Driscoll

'Dreams of My Ghostwriter’s Ex'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on Super Tuesday primary election night at the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hmmmmm: Stacy McCain writes that “the revelation that an ex-girlfriend in Dreams was a ‘composite’ or ‘compression’ of several women — as President Obama reportedly told biographer David Marannis — has focused new attention on [Jack] Cashill’s argument that [Bill] Ayers was Obama’s ghostwriter.”

The so-called “New York girlfriend” in Obama’s memoir bears specific resemblance to Ayers’s ex-girlfriend Diana Oughton, one of three Weather Underground members killed in 1970 when a bomb the terrorist group was building accidentally exploded.

Like the girlfriend in Obama’s memoir, Oughton had brown hair and green eyes, and came from an affluent background. Furthermore, Oughton’s family estate in Illinois is strikingly similar to one described in a sequence in Dreams when Obama and his “New York girlfriend” visit her family.

Read the whole thing, and decide for yourself. Though as fellow Bay Area blogger Bookworm Room adds, “What are the odds that you’d combine a whole lot of different women in your life, and then come up with Bill Ayers’ girlfriend?”