Attack on McCain volunteer a hoax

Pursuant to my brief post yesterday, I saw at least several of those posts on WordPress’s main page all about this “attack” and when I poked over to look at some of them, there were the nastiest comments about Obama supporters and Obama himself. So, now all their inflammatory BS was for this. Ashley Todd lied about the whole thing and all the Repubs jumped on and fell all over every word. McCain even called and offered his support. From an article on Huffington Post,

John McCain’s Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the hoax story about the attack on a McCain volunteer well before the facts of the case were known or established — and even told reporters outright that the “B” carved into the victim’s cheek stood for “Barack,” according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

So, I think this whole story shows the desperation of the McCain camp, that they’ll use something like this to smear Obama without knowing the real facts and continue to make their campaign about trashing Obama & Co., not about the issues.

As for Ashley herself, a fellow blogger, at The plaid lemur found some videos Ashley Todd had on YouTube. And here is Ashley’s YouTube Channel. She’s just a tool of a campaign that has spiraled more and more down a dirty, nasty path and she knew exactly what she was doing. Last night on The Rachel Maddow Show they had a really good discussion of this story and a list of false accusations of black men by white folks for crimes, on many occasions, the people making the accusations are the guilty ones.:

Here’s a clip of yesterday’s Rachel Maddow show:

And I’m taking one of Plaid Lemur’s videos of Ashley Todd and posting it here:

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