The McCain campaign’s Ashley Todd was arrested for filing a false complaint, claiming that a black man had dared to violate her person by carving a backwards “B” on her face with a “very dull knife”. I guess her imaginary friend must have been looking in a mirror at the time… :loco: edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10 … index.html
[quote]Bail was set at $50,000 Friday night for a GOP campaign worker who made up a story about being attacked by a man angered by a John McCain bumper sticker on her car.
Ashley Todd, 20, of College Station, Texas, has been charged with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor, a police report said.
Richard said the woman had described her alleged attacker as an African-American, 6 feet 4 inches tall with a medium build and short dark hair, wearing dark clothing and shiny shoes.
Before the revelation that the report was false, McCain spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker said that McCain and running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin “spoke to the victim and her family after learning about the incident.”[/quote]
I’m still looking for confirmation as to whether Todd is the McCain campaign person who came up with the idea of having Sarah Palin be the v.p. candidate.
Check out this commentary: huffingtonpost.com/robert-s- … 37735.html
[quote]John McCain’s instant acceptance of the highly suspicious story that one of his female campaign workers had been attacked at an ATM in Pittsburgh by a black Obama supporter who carved a backwards “B” on her face is the latest example of his judgment and style of decision-making, which would be potentially disastrous in a president.
Without waiting to find out whether this cockamamie story, which police immediately discounted. was true, Sen. McCain telephoned and spoke with the putative victim. His campaign pushed the sketchy story to the national media.
Occurring at a time when the McCain campaign is running an ad warning of how Barack Obama would react to a crisis, Mr. McCain’s shoot-from-the-hip reaction to this false story serves to remind us once again how totally inappropriate his reaction to a crisis would be.[/quote]
Meanwhile, the Republicans are still running about telling hoax story as if it were true: pajamasmedia.com/blog/obama-supp … -new-york/
*apparently “real” in the Republican lexicon means “completely fake”