Friday, October 24, 2008

McCain Volunteer Admits Maiming Attack a Hoax

Well, I'm giving some credit to Kyle Moore here, whose suspicions proved accurate that the Ashley Todd attack and maiming story was a hoax.

Pittsburgh's KDKA has the report:
Police tell KDKA that a campaign volunteer has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.

Ashley Todd, 20, of Texas, initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started beating her after seeing her GOP sticker on her car.

Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test.

Authorities, however, declined to release the results of that test.

Investigators did say that they received photos from the ATM machine and "the photographs were verified as not being the victim making the transaction."

This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story.

The commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be.
Keep in mind that both presidential campaigns responded to the story, with John McCain and Sarah Palin contacting Todd's family, and Barack Obama issuing a statement.

netroots left will have a field day with this, and the liberal press will excoriate the GOP for its "Atwaterite" tactics, while conveniently forgetting the dozens upon dozen of vicious rumors against Sarah Palin and her family upon her announcement as McCain's running-mate.

Oh well, let the "reality-based community" bask in its nihilist righteousness for the day.

we've got a campaign to win.