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10/23/2008

McCain Supporter Attacked in Pittsburgh (Updated x3: A Hoax)

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 2:55 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Pittsburgh-area press report a 20-year-old Texas woman working at a campaign call center was robbed at knife-point as she got money at an ATM last night in Pittsburgh Bloomfield. She claimed that, after seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car, the robber beat her and used his knife to mark[ed] a B on her face.

Gateway Pundit has a photo of the victim and a round-up of local news links.

EDIT: Hot Air has continuing updates and Phyllis Chesler has more, including an attack on an Obama supporter.

UPDATE 1: TMZ reports that Pittsburgh law enforcement expressed skepticism about the validity of this incident and Michelle Malkin agrees. Meanwhile, Ace thinks the position of the B isn’t reason enough to doubt this story.

UPDATE 2 – An update from Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:

“Update VII: I spoke with two executives at the College Republicans on the record about this story. Charlie Smith, the National Chair, and Ethan Eilon, the Executive Director, both say the photo is legitimate and that it came from [*name redacted by DRJ*], the victim in this case. The attack began at 8:50 pm ET and [**] called the police at 9:30 PM ET. Initially, she was robbed, ran away after the robbery, and the robber followed her to her car. At that point, he became enraged at the bumper sticker and began beating her and scratched the ‘B’ into her face. [**] went to the hospital early this morning after initially refusing medical attention last night, and had an MRI and/or a CAT scan. Doctors believe her cheek will heal fully.

Eilon spoke with her personally today about the incident and confirmed the above with me. He first met [**] in June, when she came to DC for training with the College Republicans. She works for them as a contract employee. She does not work for the McCain campaign. Both Eilon and Smith expressed revulsion over an attack on a young woman just getting involved in politics, but they consider this the act of a lone lunatic.

I’m not going to blame people for keeping a healthy skepticism on this case, but so far, the two media reports appear to check out.”

UPDATE 3: KDKA reports the campaign worker has recanted and her injuries were self-inflicted. What a foolish thing to do.

— DRJ

121 Responses to “McCain Supporter Attacked in Pittsburgh (Updated x3: A Hoax)”

  1. Ah, the party of tolerance and acceptance. We can learn much from them, can we not?

    Dmac (e30284)

  2. Essentially the founding father of the new race wars. God Damn Obama and his ilk.

    Vermont Neighbor (c91cfe)

  3. This just in: criminals are assholes.

    i like america (d2f951)

  4. Obviously, this was a black-bag job by the McCain/Palin campaign to attempt to cast aspertions upon The One.

    Another Drew (b4e6e5)

  5. Should America blame all Republicans for Timothy McVeigh and his ilk, Vermont?

    snuffles (677ec2)

  6. Wow, what a great rallying cry for the McCain camp. An angry black man attacks a defenseless white woman. No wonder Palin called her right away. She probably said “can you help save our campaign? It turned out Joe the Plumer was actually only pretending that Obama’s tax plan wouldn’t help him.

    Best of all, it happended in the swing state of Pennsylvania.

    Of course, this will become the platform of the McCain campaign for at least a couple days — “Obama supporters are crazy black men who are going to attack white women.”

    Phil (3b1633)

  7. Wow!
    Liberals are wondering why a small woman used her face to attack the fists of a 6’4″ man.

    Perfect Sense (9d1b08)

  8. Phil, are you saying that the mugger worked for Gov. Rendell?

    Another Drew (b4e6e5)

  9. All you abusive pricks out there who assault women are really showing quite some machismo. Yes, even you assholes who beat on your wives and girlfriends. Using a knife, fists or a gun really does show big balls. IMO you are all pussies and need a really good ass kicking. Ditto for all the obamatards who are following Obama’s instigation to get in peoples’ faces or that simple black baitch columnist for the Philly daily News warning of riots if her people are denied Obama as Potus.leeles’ woadciking

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  10. All you abusive pricks out there who assault women are really showing quite some machismo. Yes, even you assholes who beat on your wives and girlfriends. Using a knife, fists or a gun really does show big balls. IMO you are all pussies and need a really good ass kicking. Ditto for all the obamatards who are following Obama’s instigation to get in peoples’ faces or that simple black baitch columnist for the Philly daily News warning of riots if her people are denied Obama as Potus.

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  11. Phil is saying that he is an idiot.

    Old Coot (1ee5b7)

  12. Phil is just being a moron, AD.

    JD (6248dc)

  13. Mark my words, this will be the talk of the McCain campaign, and the lead story on Fox News, for at least a couple of days. It has all the hallmarks of the McCain campaign’s and in particular the current Republican base’s) favorite kind of issue — it’s scary, emotional, has nothing to do with McCain himself, and has tinges of racial tension.

    Phil (3b1633)

  14. Should America blame all Republicans for Timothy McVeigh and his ilk, Vermont?

    Comment by snuffles — 10/23/2008 @ 3:08 pm

    #

    Wow, what a great rallying cry for the McCain camp. An angry black man attacks a defenseless white woman. No wonder Palin called her right away. She probably said “can you help save our campaign? It turned out Joe the Plumer was actually only pretending that Obama’s tax plan wouldn’t help him.

    Best of all, it happended in the swing state of Pennsylvania.

    Of course, this will become the platform of the McCain campaign for at least a couple days — “Obama supporters are crazy black men who are going to attack white women.”

    Comment by Phil — 10/23/2008 @ 3:10 pm

    Cool. Instead of coming out against the attack, you both offer mendouchery.

    It seems the both of you are “sub-shit.”

    It’s a terrible thing when someone is physically attacked for their political beliefs. It would also be terrible if this turned out to be a hoax made up by this young woman.

    Politically motivated violence is so…uncivilized.

    CW Desiato (614aa7)

  15. She refused medical treatment??????? That “B” doesn’t look like a knife wound (although the black eyes do appear real, but appeared awfully quick). Conveniently, the attack occurred out of sight of the ATM security cameras. Does anyone else smell a hoax?

    Continuum (23c02d)

  16. It’s a possible explanation – we’ll see what develops.

    This just in: criminals are assholes.

    Yes indeedy – know who else are? Sockpuppets. Consider yourself pwnd.

    Dmac (e30284)

  17. Cool. Instead of coming out against the attack, you both offer mendouchery.

    Here we go . . . anyone who points out that this is all Republican propaganda is a communist Muslim terrorist who wants to kill ordinary Americans, right?

    Our country needs more people to TAKE A STAND and say that mugging and battering people is bad. Why aren’t we condemning this man? There just aren’t enough people admitting that muggings and assaults are wrong these days.

    That’s why we’re going to have to focus McCain’s campaing on this woman up for the next few days. Not because we’re using her attacker as a proxy for the Obama campaign. Because we think Americans’ don’t realize that mugging and attacking people is actually bad.

    Phil (3b1633)

  18. I don’t like this story. This makes an excellent point that I noticed immediately.

    I am a MCCain/Palin supporter, but this story sounds weird. I would hope that some dumb person wouldn’t try to create a situation that would only blow up in our (republicans) faces and be used against us later (or is SHE the plant?). Not receiving treatment and the B is backwards like you would write if you were just writing a ‘B’ on your face without looking and not realizing that someone else writing it would make it in the other direction???

    That “B” looks like it could have been done looking in a mirror. I don’t like it at all.

    Mike K (f89cb3)

  19. I think that’s a good point, Mike K, although the B might look that way if the victim was laying on the ground and the assailant was standing above or behind her head/shoulders.

    DRJ (c953ab)

  20. Should America blame all Republicans for Timothy McVeigh and his ilk, Vermont?”

    Was the media lying by omission and protecting McVeigh for his actions and past, Sniffles? And, during a presidential election?

    I think we’ve heard more about the real Tim McVeigh than we’ll ever hear about Barack. Especially on the mainstream channels, which are nothing more than shameless fan clubs.

    Vermont Neighbor (c91cfe)

  21. 17 actually wouldn’t it be best of McCain suspended his campaign for at least a couple of days? Obama is off to Hawaii to visit his garvely ill grannny, the one he threw under the bus earlier for being a racist, fearful of black yoots attacking her at a bus stop. Yes, this truly shows how sensitive and caring Obama can be, his soft human side if you will. Gawd, I want to wretch. Rick Moran has some hogwash about this crap, I think he has partaken of the kool-aid…conservative, my ass..more like his media bro Terry Moran.
    Can you IMAGINE what the media and Phil would be saying if an Obama supporter were attacked? Oh, a hate crime by a racist pig! Palin and McCain were behind it and encouraged it! Yes, the woman probably carved her own face indeed. In other news, the lady in the Duke Lacrosse controversy insists she was assaulted by the players as she initially claimed. Where are Jesse and Al?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  22. I thought of that, but the B may also be upside down, not backwards.

    Drudge has links to four different stories, plus her photo as his lead item.

    Frankly, I can see why would be some anger among Obama supporters against the McCain campaign right now — calling your candidate a terrorist and a muslim and a communist probably starts to wear on these people after a while. But that’s the path the McCain campaign has chosen, or been forced into by its base.

    So it wouldn’t surprise me if this were real — the ignorant Republicans who are frothing at the mouth thinking Obama is the antichrist communist Osama bin Ladenn/Saddam Hussein (thanks to the efforts of Hannity/Rush et al) are probably mirrored by a bunch of ignorant Democrats who now think McCain is a madman who will say absolutely anything, no matter how untrue, in order to terrify the American public into voting for him.

    Phil (3b1633)

  23. Can you IMAGINE what the media and Phil would be saying if an Obama supporter were attacked? Oh, a hate crime by a racist pig!

    No, I would say that’s the sort of tone the McCain campaign has set, by making this a campaign about normal America vs. communist terrorists. I’m just waiting for Obama to be assassinated by some well-meaning idiot who’s been brainwashed by Fox news into thinking Obama is some kind of communist plant by Osama bin Laden and Bill Ayers.

    Phil (3b1633)

  24. It has all the hallmarks of the McCain campaign’s

    Phil is being quite aggressive in his mendoucheousness today.

    calling your candidate a terrorist and a muslim

    Phil is making stuff up again. In the alternative, please provide evidence that McCain or his campaign have called Baracky a terrorist, or a Muslim. I know Baracky’s economic advisor, Goolsbee, asked a McCain advisor if he was a Muslim.

    I’m just waiting for Obama to be assassinated

    More assassination porn from the Left. One might think that they got enough of it the last 8 years.

    JD (6248dc)

  25. Phil writes of the incident: “and has tinges of racial tension.”

    Good analogy. Sort of like Obama’s twenty years at that radical church of his. That crazy old racist ‘uncle’ who just happened to be the Reverand, spewing racist filth. But what’s a calculating young politician to do ??? Well, he could call the former President of the United States racist in a fantastical display of total projection.

    Vermont Neighbor (c91cfe)

  26. “Obama is the antichrist communist Osama bin Ladenn/Saddam Hussein (thanks to the efforts of Hannity/Rush et al)”

    Phil – You’ve been asked to provide links to some actual Republocan officials saying shit like this so we know it’s not just you constantly creating strawmen like the people claiming people are shouting “kill him” about Obama at McCain and Palin rallies. Got anything yet? I think it’s all in your head.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  27. OK, folks. You know me. You know what I think of Obama. You know what I think of the slimebuckets who smear Governor Palin. You know what I think of the jackholes who disrupt conservative events. I hope you know by now I’m a straight shooter.

    So I am not being a reactionary when I tell you all: THIS DOESN’T PASS THE SMELL TEST.

    When I followed the link to Gateway Pundit for the photograph of the alleged victim, I was hoping I wouldn’t see what I thought I might see, and that is a backwards “B.”

    Maddoggit.

    Back in 2001, when I read a wire story about a black woman who said she was yanked off the side of the road by a band of rednecks in a pickup, sexually assaulted, and had “KKK” carved in her chest, I posted the article in a Free Republic thread and subtitled it, “(IMHO, She’s Lying, & You Heard It Here First)”.

    I was right. About a week later — September 4, 2001 — she confessed to carving the “KKK” herself. And, yes, it was carved backwards. The woman, who was not identified, was out with someone she shouldn’t have been out with late at night, and to cover her tracks with her significant other, she made up the story. About a year earlier, a gay man was in the same situation and reported a similar non-existent hate crime.

    If I was a top GOP official in Pennsylvania, I would demand a private audience with the “victim,” and lay down the law in a calm and cool voice:

    The “B” is backwards. That doesn’t make a lick of sense. If you’re telling the truth, we will do everything we can to help you. If you’re NOT, you better tell us right freaking now, because we will NOT be dragged down with you. This is unacceptable behavior, and we will disown you and anyone else who helped you with this hoax. We WILL hang you out to dry, and might even sue you. It will get exponentially worse for you as time goes by, so you might as well tell the whole truth and NOTHING but the truth right NOW.

    L.N. Smithee (ecc5a5)

  28. “I think that’s a good point, Mike K, although the B might look that way if the victim was laying on the ground and the assailant was standing above or behind her head/shoulders.”

    DRJ – Or maybe the mugger attended on of those schools Obama funded with the Annenberg challenge to focus on Afrocentric Priciples or Social Justice initiatives. Screw reading and writing!

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  29. — calling your candidate a terrorist and a muslim and a communist probably starts to wear on these people after a while.

    Oh poor poor POOR Obama. Phil, you even imply he watches something other than MSObama or CNN. If you read your candidate’s resume, you’ll see his life was influenced by and connected with (wait for it)… terrorists, muslims and communists.

    Is he fit to lead this country? Half the country says no.

    Vermont Neighbor (c91cfe)

  30. Dmac.. I award you zero points

    As usual.

    i like america (d2f951)

  31. L.N. – You very well might be right. It needs to be verified.

    Meanwhile there are plenty of other incidents of deranged liberal hate out there to note.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  32. Reverse the Party affiliations and I would be screaming “obvious fake”. Malkin is right. This sounds too “good” to be true and the lack of evidence (at an ATM?!?) is telling.
    Don’t blow this horn too loud because the truth will be a drag.

    Mike Jackson (a7da41)

  33. If it doesn’t pass the smell test, as L.N. writes, it could be a sympathy stunt. Yep. Obama’s people. She didn’t want medical attention? Who’s to blame. Go after McCain.

    Again, it’s about the 18th time we’ve had to read about a race-related problem from this supposed post-race candidate, whose own resume shows he’s an Ivy League beneficiary/inner-city race hustler. Sorry.. That’s truth to power.

    Vermont Neighbor (c91cfe)

  34. Malkin links to her twitter page, where there’s a pre-robbery entry announcing she is looking for an ATM, and the next one announcing she’s on the wrong side of town. That seems like a too clever by half attempt to add veracity to her claims — who actually twitters they are looking for an ATM? That’s pointless even by twitter standards.

    Aplomb (b6fba6)

  35. Staunch conservative here … certainly sounds very fishy and I would be VERY suprised to find out she was a plant. If it is a hoax, it’s far more likely she’s just desperate for attention

    Dan from Chicago (a8be5f)

  36. Anyone complaining about the MSM not picking this up will be relieved as soon as the confession is taken.

    I’ld be curious to know what her Party affiliation has been in previous elections or issues. This stinks so badly, I wonder if she is not actually a liberal activist.

    B.A.M.N. they say!

    Mike Jackson (a7da41)

  37. I’ve added more links in the Update.

    DRJ (c953ab)

  38. Dmac.. I award you zero points

    Thanks for confirming your sockpuppetry. Nice try, but not really.

    Dmac (e30284)

  39. Since her name is out there her life is over one way or another. The Obama goon squads will slice and dice her the same way they did Joe the Plumber.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  40. Coincidence that this post is immediately after the update of the Duke incident.

    aunursa (1b5bad)

  41. As usual.

    BTW, Rick Ellers says “hi.”

    Dmac (e30284)

  42. At my Liberal College, we have had three attacks by “Bigots” on Homosexuals. Each one was a fruad, a self attack.

    Remember the attack last December on a princeton Student for being Conservative?

    The backwards “B”, the out-of-camera range attack, the Police doubt….

    These stories kill the believers.

    here is a summary of Princeton:

    But on Monday, when confronted by police officials about inconsistencies in his story, Mr. Nava admitted that he had inflicted scratches and bruises on his own face because of “underlying personal issues” and that he had not received any threatening e-mail messages, said Detective Sgt. Ernie Silagyi, who interviewed Mr. Nava.

    tjproudamerica (77c3c2)

  43. I do not believe this story. I believe Phil is pretty damn mendoucheous.

    JD (6248dc)

  44. aunursa,

    If there’s any positive from the Duke case, it’s that we are more skeptical about shocking stories. Too bad that skepticism doesn’t also apply to novice Presidential candidates.

    DRJ (c953ab)

  45. Does this “news” story mark the official end of Drudge’s career?

    I think so.

    snuffles (677ec2)

  46. sniffles – If only you held ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, et al. to such a standard.

    JD (6248dc)

  47. snuffles wrote:

    Does this “news” story mark the official end of Drudge’s career?

    I think so.

    Uh huh. That’s what Sidney Blumenthal thought eleven years ago.

    Dream on.

    L.N. Smithee (ecc5a5)

  48. I’m willing to bet that if they find tape of the attack in a camera, someone here will claim she hired them.

    Kevin (805c5b)

  49. Conveniently, the attack occurred out of sight of the ATM security cameras. Does anyone else smell a hoax?

    News at 11: Criminals know about the cameras, and tend to assault you out of range of them. Doesn’t prove anything. But there are so many cameras these days that they are often seen on one of them, assuming someone looks. Mostly they don’t.

    Kevin (805c5b)

  50. JD,

    Just yesterday, the Reality Based media was discussing whether Drudge was done, then he foists this steaming pile on his followers.

    Can the right ever link to another Drudge piece without becoming a laughingstock?

    snuffles (677ec2)

  51. The backward “B” and the lack of real depth to the cut from what I see in the picture makes me very skeptical about this.

    ML (14488c)

  52. I’m with Mike K, #18. I know knife cuts and those are not knife cuts. They’re superficial scratches, maybe made with a knife but in a way that they did not hurt too much. Self-inflicted by a moron looking in a mirror is plausible.

    nk (5dcbab)

  53. Please give an example of any Reality Based media.
    Can the Left ever link to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC without becoming a laughingstock?

    JD (6248dc)

  54. It’s all Obama’s fault. By the way, what does “B” stand for?

    love2008 (1b037c)

  55. I agree with LN Smithee. Someone from the local party should have a talk with her and make sure it’s legit. Not that I don’t believe her, but due to the political ramifications. Of course, if the guy had her upside down, or if the photo got reversed, never mind.

    I think that it was ex-talk-show screamer Morton Downey who once beat himself up in a men’s room and drew the swaztika backwards in the mirror. That’s the first thing I thought of when I saw that B.

    carlitos (cae053)

  56. It’s the Republican Right that has to begin the long, painful march back to respectability, JD.

    Shunning hacks like Drudge would be a good first step.

    snuffles (677ec2)

  57. I think she intended for the B to stand for Baracky. A true O supporter would have used the O. I think in this instance, the B stands for bullshit.

    JD (6248dc)

  58. It’s the Republican Right that has to begin the long, painful march back to respectability, JD.

    Non-responsive, to basically anything.

    JD (6248dc)

  59. snuffles is starting to sound like lovie. SHOCKA!

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  60. Is there a Republican Left, sniffles?

    JD (6248dc)

  61. I stopped replying to lovie after it ignored 3 or 4 direct questions in another thread. Now I have to ignore “snuffles?” What’s next? Only JD will be talking to any of them.

    carlitos (cae053)

  62. On the bright side, I think mendoucheous is about to break mainstream.

    carlitos (cae053)

  63. carlitos – Google mendoucheous 😉

    It makes me laugh every time.

    JD (6248dc)

  64. The B obviously stands for Bob Barr, the Libertarian Presidential candidate. It’s backwards because Libertarians are stoned most of the time.

    Official Internet Data Office (e53e3b)

  65. She could be lying, and she could be telling the truth. Unless there is a confession or physical evidence — either way — we’ll never actually know. Those inclined to believe her will continue to do so, those inclined not to won’t, and each group will complain about how the other is unsupported in its conclusions.

    roy (7a7bfb)

  66. 20 year old college student? Good chance she’s just seeking attention. Who knows what goes on in warped minds? But the, whose life other than her own will be ruined even if she is truthful? I’m sure DU/Kos/Huff/moron.org/codepinko etc. will all be sympathetic to her plight.

    This cracks me up. Order of succession under Obama:
    Biden
    Pelosi
    Robert Byrd, soon to be 91
    John Kerry (Lurch) putative secretary of state for Obama.

    Please tell me which one is not a total loser?

    Great quote from Bill Dyer,”How can anyone in the world take them seriously, when Brack Obama and his lean, mean team of 500 foreign policy advisors can’t even manage to achieve a diplomatic triumph over Joe Biden’s mouth?”

    oh and you Jewish readers in Israel? Better kiss your asses goodbye if you think Obama will give you protection from Iran attacking. Price of oil is way down and inflation way high in Iran. Time to take attention away from internal problems- Can the mullahs slaughter more Jews than Hitler managed to do?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  67. What is the current population of Israel (non-Arab)?

    Another Drew (b4e6e5)

  68. “B” stands for “Biden”, “Bill”, “Bush”, “Bond, James Bond.” “B” also means “Bauer, Jack Bauer.” Or “Bourne, Jason Bourne.” “B” also stands for “Black”, “Bitch”, Bored, etc.

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  69. I’ve added an update from Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.

    DRJ (c953ab)

  70. I’m betting 10-1 against this being real. (I considered making this a post of it’s own, but I’m in the comments because 1. This subject probably isn’t worth two posts, and 2. The hijacking has disabled me from figuring out how to post.)

    If it’s real, I’m sorry for her. If it’s not, she’s done harm. That harm could get a lot worse if anyone else participates in a coverup.

    Someone needs to have a real talk with this young woman and get in front of this.

    Look at all of it:

    1. It was Some Black Guy. Some Black Guy killed Charles Stuart‘s wife. Some Black Guy killed Susan Smith’s kids. Some Puerto Rican guy took Butters.

    2. This is not how robbers work. They don’t steal your stuff then follow you around as a general rule. If you’re planning a rape-robbery, you don’t rob first then follow her to her car.

    3. Robbers do not think, “My goodness, Barack Obama’s redistribution of wealth is superior to John McCain’s more moderate plans; now that I see a bumper sticker, I am enraged.” Those in the robbery business are seldom seriously affected by federal elections, and don’t tend to be registered voters.

    4. Reversed or upside-down gently placed “B” is what the robber decides? I’ve never heard of or seen a legit case like this, and I’ve heard of many that aren’t legit.

    There’s more to this that rings false, but that’s a start. If she’s caught in a hoax, the local campaign should issue an apology to pretty much all human beings affected by this, even though it was just one confused person.

    I want to make clear: I could be wrong. That isn’t the way to bet, but I could be wrong.

    Free suggestion to Ace: Step away.

    –JRM

    JRM (355c21)

  71. I agree with JRM.

    JD (6248dc)

  72. I’m willing to let the dust settle first.
    Let’s just see where this goes. We do know that if it is a fraud, it will be exposed.

    Another Drew (b4e6e5)

  73. I think that’s a good point, Mike K, although the B might look that way if the victim was laying on the ground and the assailant was standing above or behind her head/shoulders.

    Comment by DRJ

    This is a good point but I don’t like the lack of ATM camera evidence and declining medical attention. I would stay away from this.

    The trolls, of course, are in full flower.

    I hate to think of the suicides if McCain wins. Of course, the gene pool would benefit.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  74. I feel pretty bad for the young woman no matter what happened. She’s either the innocent victim of what must have been a terrifying assault and who now is going to be under a lot of unasked scrutiny, a dumbass looking for attention who had no idea of the negative consequences in her life if the lie unravelled, or quite mentally unstable. Bad situation for her whatever the truth is.

    Aplomb (b6fba6)

  75. Aplomb, that is a very astute comment.

    carlitos (cae053)

  76. Comment by Mike K — 10/23/2008 @ 7:58 pm

    Remember, it is only in Hollyweird that the CCTV sees all.

    Another Drew (b4e6e5)

  77. In Miami, Horacio Caine would have his glasses off and pithily comment that “next time, vote absentee” or something. Then his minions would have dug her DNA out of the dude’s knife and it would all be wrapped up by now.

    carlitos (cae053)

  78. TMZ? TMZ as a source? I didn’t know that Pittsburgh had a Fashion Police branch.

    andycanuck (7fe2c6)

  79. This feels like a hoax.

    JD (a9d6c5)

  80. Her eye isn’t swollen, looks like Halloween makeup

    Laura Fulkerson (b16e66)

  81. Eyes get black first and swollen days later. It’s the totality of the story that smells.

    nk (5dcbab)

  82. Sniffles:

    No, just have your fellow-travellers in the media report alleged assualts on Republicans with the same credulity and breathlessness that they report alleged (and later, debunked) perjoratives at McCain Campaign rallies.

    Then, have them report the de-bunking of the alleged perjoratives with the same AH-HA! as they would the assualt if it were a hoax.

    IOW, have them exert the minimum effort their shareholders pay them to do their jobs.

    Laura Fulkerson:

    Ever broken your nose? Your eyes don’t swell up even though they blacken.

    Really, trolls are such easy prey…furious

    furious (56af6d)

  83. New developments in the Pittsburgh incident:

    “Ms. Todd told police during at least five hours of questioning last night that her attacker said to her, ” ‘You are going to be a Barack supporter.’ “

    and

    “When Ms. Todd reported the incident, “nowhere did she say to the officer that [the assailant] made reference to the bumper sticker. I don’t know how she came to the conclusion that he noticed the sticker,” Cmdr. Ross said.”

    Official Internet Data Office (505433)

  84. She is being investigated as her story keeps changing and she is also given a lie detector test. Also, notice how the B is carved backwards. As if she did it to herself while looking in the mirror. What knife, even if dull would only scratch someones face like this???!! Pathetic and lame attempt…..

    chad (be62ec)

  85. I just think it could possibly happen. What is to say someone who attacks someone knows how to write. There are alot of people who cannot write.. Obviously, if story true, he knew how to read.

    But to be perfectly honest, this whole summer, I have found alot of black people to be incredibly hostile towards white people!

    Like yesterday, I went into the big grocery store in town. There was this older black woman, walking around in the store… she seem civil enough..but she did not seem disabled in any way.. but when I after I got out of the store after buying my groceries. and walked by her, she started to put her grocery cart right into a handicapped space when there was a place to put the shopping carts which was directly across from her car. When I pointed that out… where the carts could be put, you should of seen how hateful and rude she was to me!
    She just shouted at me, this is where the cart belongs!

    So nice… how respecful some black people are towards the handicapped!

    Wow.. like moving your cart another 10 feet so some poor handicapped person could park there was such an effort!
    BTW, there was hardly no handicapped spaces available in the whole parking lot!.

    What is up with this??? I think that instead of Obama bring the races together, he’s going to be the impetus that causes massive racial tensions and lots of hate crimes against whites.
    If you see who he looks up to, this makes alot of sense. Rev. Wright (whom he claimed he had “no idea” that he was like that, after sitting in his pews for 20 years, does not seem very “fond”, shall we say, of white people.

    Farrakan, come on now.. if they wouldn’t let David Duke run for president, then why is Obama buddies with this guy? He’s definitely not pro-white.

    Now.. let’s move onto his white grandmother, whom raised him when he was a boy… but he’s got to make her look bad when he says she was afraid of certain black men when she waited for a bus… well, maybe the ones she encountered were spooky black people. Just cuz you are black does not make you perfect!
    There’s some spooky white people I would avoid on the street too if I was by myself.

    Now, his beloved grandmother, whom he says is so gravely ill, he announced on, on Monday, did he not, that he was going over to Hawaii.. but he’s just gotten on the plane on Thursday!

    Well, Obama, if she is gravely ill, then why not hop in the 1st plane, not the 14th one?

    There are so many inconsistencies in Obama’s campaign, I just cannot believe all these people are backing him!

    He’s one smooth talker… I have heavy doubts he’s going to be able to step up the plate though and be a smooth leader.

    He’s not got but 173 days in the senate before he started running for office for President.

    We’ve got people saying they will RIOT if he’s not elected. They are the most in-your-face, arrogant, bull-headed, obnoxious lot I’ve ever encountered in all my life!

    I know the economy is bad, and all that, but why, oh, why, are you so gung-ho to have someone who’s got no executive experience whatsoever, to have them take office in the middle of such a bad financial crisis?

    Oh.. look up the Tide Foundation with Drummond as the main founder… He’s put together lots of “organizations”…. ACORN, I believe was one of them.

    What law firm did Obama work for before he got into the Senate? I’m curious……

    SheilaDem4CommonCents (76b64f)

  86. I think it’s nice that all the Obama supporters expressed their best wishes for the poor victim before pointing out some skepticism about the story.

    It speaks volumes about their class and decency.

    tim maguire (72f509)

  87. Yeah, Valerie Plame is still reeling from all the cards and gifts you personally sent her to console her for her lost career.

    Oh, I forgot national security is in the eye of the beholder.

    As for Miss Todd, if she was attacked, then the condolences the Obama campaign already sent can represent mine too.

    It’s sad that the Democrats (wait, it wasn’t them?)…errr, the right wing blogosphere made this a political story. You’d never do that, would you, Tom (except for when you’re doing it right now)?

    I guess just like the CIA can’t determine which of its employees is covert, the Pittsburgh PD can’t decide who is or isn’t a victim of a crime.

    timb (a83d56)

  88. Well stick a fork in it, she confessed to making it up.

    Aplomb (b6fba6)

  89. Haha, she made it up.

    Following in the footsteps of the GOP!

    Hahahaha (957433)

  90. Tom? Tom? Mr. McGwire….Just one Minute, Tom, are you running away faster than usual?

    timb (a83d56)

  91. I was right. I hope they throw the book at her.

    JD (a9d6c5)

  92. Valerie Plame is still reeling

    She rightly has a beef with Armitage. And her husband.

    It’s sad that the Democrats (wait, it wasn’t them?)…errr, the right wing blogosphere

    Are you telling us the Leftist blogs did not cover this?

    JD (a9d6c5)

  93. Here’s another made-up story:
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/10/021869.php

    Another Drew (b199b1)

  94. Following in the footsteps of Randi Rhodes!

    Fixed that for you…

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  95. This needs another update. The police are now reporting that she confessed to making up the whole thing.

    CStudent (f57a20)

  96. I’ve updated the post to show this was a hoax. Thanks JD and CStudent.

    DRJ (c953ab)

  97. ..glad we all got to use this little episode to get some hate off of our chests….now, let’s get back to “reality”…..if such a thing exists.

    RJR (37e2e8)

  98. I didn’t like that story from the beginning. Poor sad little kid.

    Mike K (531ff4)

  99. Another bad news for the McCain/Palin ticket. Not good at all. She lied.

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  100. You stay classy timb. But work on your literacy. I am not Tom Maguire. It’s just one letter, but it’s a whole other person.

    tim maguire (72f509)

  101. Police say she “was upset with the media for blowing this into a political firestorm.”

    I’m thinking she has bigger issues just now.

    steve (0d07e5)

  102. Another bad news for the McCain/Palin ticket. Not good at all

    Wrong. A bad day for the young lady that made the allegations. For this to be a bad day for McCain/Palin, you would have to show that they were involved.

    JD (59c800)

  103. I think this looks bad for the liberals, its obvious this girl is a liberal plant with typical liberal mental issues.

    ML (14488c)

  104. She was a cunning under cover liberal, she was probably put up to it by mean black lady in the grocery store.

    jonV (bed2af)

  105. It’s truly hilarious to see how the right-wing ideologues tried to tar Obama & the Dems with this one yesterday and now the same crazies are still trying to blame liberals. Their desperation is truly pathetic. Although it’s not much different than their support of another hoax – the last 8 years of Bush/McCain!

    Donald Deagan (6bd5e6)

  106. Donald apparently did not read many of the right wing blogs, including the comments in this very thread. Fucking astroturfers everywhere.

    JD (59c800)

  107. Donald is another fraud.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  108. They have their talking points and their narrative, and they will not be deterred.

    JD (59c800)

  109. “For this to be a bad day for McCain/Palin, you would have to show that they were involved.”

    The mccain campaign in PA was touting the story.

    imdw (23c2b4)

  110. Ha. I noticed a lot of backtracking on this thread. Dmac… congrats on jumping onto this bandwagon first. You must be proud.

    Even if it were true… do the actions of one man speak for the party? My guess is I can find at least one unsavory character supporting McCain.

    truthnjustice (c313be)

  111. tmj slinked away from the other thread after having had its ass served to it, with a side of fava beans. A lot of backtracking? There were a lot of people that were skeptical from the onset.

    JD (59c800)

  112. Even if it were true… do the actions of one man speak for the party?

    The media has been talking for 2 weeks about how angry the mobs are that McCain and Palin incite to yell KILL HIM and TERRORIST and OFF WITH HIS HEAD and insert racial epiteth here about Barack Obama … none of which ever actually happened. So in this environment, like it or not, if you happen to be on one side of the aisle, one person routinely speaks for you, at least according to the media.

    JD (59c800)

  113. What media and when? Cite, please.

    I didnt lose on the other thread. I proved that Drew just knows how to type ‘liar’, and you are no lawyer.

    truthnjustice (c313be)

  114. …and that you know nothing about tax policy.

    truthnjustice (c313be)

  115. Oh, please. This person wears a paper hat and hairnet during working hours. Haven’t we seen this kind of thing before?

    Eric Blair (cc02e6)

  116. When he was proving his point, was he rolling steel balls in his hand?
    If he was, I’ll give back the key.

    Another Drew (b199b1)

  117. and you are no lawyer

    You proved something that I never claimed to be? Brava, idiot.

    JD (59c800)

  118. The new article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the Ashley Todd case indicates that she has been a supporter of . . . Ron Paul!

    From the article:

    “In March, Ms. Todd was asked to leave a grass-roots group of Ron Paul supporters in Brazos County, Texas, group leader Dustan Costine said. He said Ms. Todd posed as a supporter of former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and called the local Republican committee seeking information about its campaign strategies. . . .”

    “About a month earlier, he said, Ms. Todd sent an e-mail to the Ron Paul group saying her tires were slashed and that campaign paraphernalia had been stolen from her car because she supported Mr. Paul.”

    And finally, referring to her MySpace profile:

    “Among the books she lists as favorites: The Scarlet Letter.

    Official Internet Data Office (95411a)

  119. Say it ain’t so- Ashley Todd, the fraudster with the McCain bumper sticker was a Paulian and worked for the Paul campaign. That’s according to a story at littlegreenfootballs blog. That helps explain her bizarre behavior. Paultards are really not all that different than the Obamatards in drinking the kool-aid.

    Luap Nor has all those weird friends and I don’t see where he did squat in all those years in the House, but why do I think his monetary ideas have more reason and logic than the Paulsen/Franks/dem thieves plan?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)


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