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October 24, 2008

John McCain Volunteer Made Up Story About Being Attacked By Obama Supporter

 It’s been revealed that McCain campaign volunteer Ashley Todd made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having a backward “B” (for Barack) scratched on her face in a politically inspired attack. Are you surprised?

Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department’s investigations division, says Ashley Todd is being charged with making a false report to police. Bryant says the 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, admitted Friday that the story was false.

Todd is white. She told police she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 black man Wednesday night. She claimed she gave the attacker $60 before he pinned her to the ground and scratched the letter “B” on her right cheek.

Bryant says Todd can’t explain why she invented the story but we now know that she used a blunt knife to scratch the “B” onto her face. Very sad.

In most of our opinions Miss Todd needs psychiatrist help.  But this was the fear – what fear?  The fear these past several weeks that McCain and Palin would push people already on the edge, over the edge because of the hate rantings by themselves and their surrogates at their rallies which create a negative atmosphere and mind-set. The fear has been proven – this was bound to happen.  Thank God that Miss Todd decided to mutilate herself and not shoot an innocent person.

McCain, Palin and their team individually and collectively lack judgment – this is the kind of energy they project onto their supporters – this is why Todd fabricated this entire episode – she probably felt that she was helping McCain. I wish Miss Todd and her family healing and health.

To make matters even more bizarre, Thursday night John McCain called Ashley Todd and praised her and thanked her for all she had been through.  If McCain had not been so eager to get publicity from calling Ashley Todd, he would have taken the time to have someone in his campaign investigate the story to make sure that they had the facts correct before he called the media in to film him calling Ashley Todd. He should have at least waited for the Police report.

This is the same thing McCain did when selecting Palin as his VP – he did not ‘vet’ Palin.  It was revealed last week that the decision to select Palin was an impromptu decision that came after a ½ hour discussion between McCain and Rick Davis his campaign manager about Palin.

McCain and his team consistently show that they are erratic in their decision making processes.  McCain does not belong in the White House – he is too irrational and illogical in his thinking and he doesn’t surround himself with intellectual thinkers.

No way, no how – no McCain!


  1. Race baiting, anyone? It’s shameful what she did. And for the McCain spokeshole’s comments, the McCain campaign should suffer. They’re making a stand in PA because of Obama’s perceived weakness in Appalachia (Hillary beat him here) and its supposed reluctance to vote for an African American. McCain is wrong about that and Obama will win PA.

    Comment by deannaizme — October 24, 2008 @ 6:52 pm | Reply

  2. Hey Deanna – I agree! Obama will win PA; it will be a lot of work but Obama will win.

    There is LOTS of hate in what Miss Todd did – LOTS of hate and this is a young girl whose mind should be more open.

    I didn’t believe it from the moment I heard the story. Number 1, why ‘B’??? It should have been an ‘O’ if an Obama supporter did this horrible act.

    America needs to get beyond race — we have too many important issues and problems to solve and a country to rebuild!

    I must say though that many McCain supporters seem to be filled with anger/hate. They are stealing Obama signs in just about every state and now this.

    Obama inspires his followers and instills peace and calm.

    Leaders project their energy onto their supporters – Obama in a good way; McCain not so much. Very sad. 😦

    Comment by Paulette — October 24, 2008 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks for catching the error on my post, although I find it mildly disturbing that it took almost two hours for someone to point out that glaring error.
    Anyway, nice knowing others actually “read” what they see online.
    I also agree with both comments, it stinks of hate. We, as a country and as a people, need to come together and work as a unit; until that happens, I can sadly see more of this happening in the days leading up to the election.

    Comment by tkrivak — October 24, 2008 @ 8:17 pm | Reply

  4. The Congressional district that I live in is one of the more conservative districts in Pennsylvania. Tonight I was told that a recent poll had Obama beating McCain by one point. This is amazing because a Democrat never won the presidency in this district.

    Comment by Cats r Flyfishn — October 25, 2008 @ 12:28 am | Reply

  5. Cats – desperate times call for desperate solutions. Even ultra ‘conservatives’ have to rethink their thinking.

    What does being a POW have to do with being qualified to be POTUS?

    What does the color of one’s skin have to do with being capable?

    Folks have to rethink the philosophies they have lived with for years or a lifetime.

    People need to get their heads out their azzes and wake-up.

    Only if we unite will we grow as individuals and as a nation.

    Comment by Paulette — October 25, 2008 @ 4:55 am | Reply

  6. As requested I posted a retraction over on my blog. Thanks BTW for commenting. My observations regarding personal protection still stand though.

    Comment by patricksperry — October 25, 2008 @ 11:32 am | Reply

  7. I’m not sure what is worse – the confused mentally unbalanced kid who concocted the whole mess, or the McCain staff who pushed the story as fast and hard as they could onto the national stage. No wait, I think I am sure which is worse.

    Comment by LaPopessa — October 25, 2008 @ 12:40 pm | Reply

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