Rahsid Khalidi studies nationalism in the Arab world -- a topic that ought to be of interest to any future American president. It would be surprising if Khalidi did not have strong sympathies for the plight of the Palestinians.
"It seems that there is yet another radical professor from the neighborhood who spent a lot of time with Barack Obama going back several years," Palin said at an event in Bowling Green, Ohio.
"This is important because his associate, Rashid Khalidi ... in addition to being a political ally of Barack Obama, he's a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization."
Sarah Palin, on the other hand, has a degree in sports journalism. Perhaps college life never afforded Sarah Palin the opportunities Obama had at Columbia to make friends with people from other countries with backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives markedly different from her own. Far more likely, Palin simply chose not to take advantages of such opportunities when they came along. Otherwise, she would know better than to smear Obama on the basis of his friendship with Khalidi.