Friday, October 24, 2008


You know Ashley:

Police say a campaign volunteer 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.

At a news conference this afternoon, offiicals said they believe that Ashley Todd's injuries were self-inflicted....

Why do I think the Republican Party will welcome her back? Because it welcomed back Justin Zatkoff, a fellow College Republican who, two years, also lied about being physically attacked for his politics. Go here, to the College Republicans' Truth Caucus site, and you'll see that Zatkoff was doing McCain campaign volunteer work as recently as two weeks ago, in Michigan. You'd think that after you'd lied like that, and become a laughingstock in political circles, the GOP might want to give you a wide berth. Apparently not.

So don't worry -- Ashley's probably going to remain in the party's good graces.


Dumbest right-wing blog comment on this whole incident? I nominate this, from Allahpundit:

Here's one possible explanation for how she got the black eye: She may not really have a black eye. Quote: "The photo also shows Todd with a black eye. Salon showed it to Jennifer Province, an emergency room nurse, who says she believes the black eye was faked. The color of it is wrong, Province said, and there's less swelling than typically seen."

How does one "fake" a black eye, exactly? Did she actually put
make up around her eye and expect the cops to be fooled?

Duh -- yes, she did. Look at the picture:

"Less swelling than typically seen"? Yes, I'd say no swelling at all is less than usually seen.

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