Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Let's just get this one out of the way, and let it rest for the next two years: Regardless of how tonight's results go, George Allen is a scumbag. If you have any thoughts of supporting him for him for the Presidency, listen closely right now, and return here daily for the next 731 days (leap year). I repeat, George Allen is a scumbag.

As you've all noticed, there are a bevy of news stories coming out constantly about all sorts of election day craziness. Since I got over the morning adrenaline rush (returning by the way), I've followed news pieces all day, and have opted not to write on most of them, to see how legit and how important they are. And I've decided this one qualifies.

According to AP (though take your pick on news services), the FBI is investigating a series of threatening calls to Virginia voters.
State Board of Elections Secretary Jean Jensen said her office had forwarded several reports to the FBI of phone calls to voters apparently aimed at misleading them into not voting or directing them to the wrong polling place.
Nice. Real nice. Check out some specifics:

In Arlington County, resident Timothy Daly said he got a phone message Sunday, said to be from the "Virginia Elections Commission," telling him he was registered to vote in New York so he couldn't vote in Virginia. "If you do show up, you will be charged criminally," said the message, the text of which appeared on Daly's affidavit to the Board of Elections.

Beautiful! And how 'bout this gem:

Lawrence Peter Baumann, a Northampton County resident, said in his affidavit that he got a call on Friday from a woman claiming to be from the Webb campaign. He said he assured her he planned to vote for Webb.

"She then told me that I would be voting at West Reed Street. I told her that there was no street by that name and that if she was supposed to be helping Webb, she needed to give correct information," Baumann's affidavit said. "She never gave me the correct precinct and never offered to get back to me with my correct precinct."

Are these calls made by GOP ops? Probably not. From Allen's people, specifically? Don't know, don't care. After months of utter garbage emanating from Allen's mouth, from his TV ads, from his handlers (see that video of his goons tackling blogger Michael Stark last week?), I'm fully prepared to lay repsonsibility for these calls at his feet.

George Allen is a scumbag. Don't forget it.

(And hopefully he'll be Scumbag Without A Seat On The Hill after tonight.)


Blogger sheadenizen said...

Yahoo...NBC projects PA has gone to the Deomocrats! As James Carville once called it...it's Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Alabama in between. It looks like a good trend. Let's hope it continues!
And now NBC says that Bob Menendez has won in NJ. Okay....I'm getting excited.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Otto Man said...

Nice! I'm live blogging at my place, Mike, so feel free to swing by. I'm drinking and typing, so it's going to get gooooooood.

8:56 PM  
Blogger DED said...

I'll second that declaration that Allen is a scumbag. Fortunately, he might even lose.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Yeah, he can't be feeling too good: down going into the recount and ~30,000 untallied votes from suburban Fairfax Cty.

He couldn't be in bigger trouble if he was parachuted naked into Macacaland.

10:25 AM  

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