UPDATE: As I was suspecting, according to KDKA television, the beating was a hoax. It appears that Ashley Tood self inflicted the wounds and carved the "B" on her own face. Of course, our friendly lefty who likes to stroll over here, Mr. Snarkle, actually believes that this means the election is over. Really?! Not a chance. The DDBMSOWM can not even nail Gov. Palin on the clothes issue. What is troubling is that obviously, Miss Todd has problems beyond a presidential election campaign and I hope that she gets mental help.
It appears that even robbers are making their political views known and in no uncertain way.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, as well as other local Pittsburgh media, 20 year-old Ashley Todd of College Station, Texas was getting cash around 9pm yesterday evening when a man accosted her and robbed her.
But, it does not end there.
When the thug saw Miss Todd's car, and the McCain/Palin bumper sticker, the thug made his feelings known:
Now, let me be fair and write this. It is possible that the beating and the thug carving a "B" on Miss Todd's face could be a hoax. One reason is the way that the photo shows the "B" seemingly backwards. But, Ace shows that if the photo is put upside down, it is possible that the thug had her in a position that the "B" was carved in such a way that it was not self-inflicted.
Now, as I write this, there are doubts to Miss Todd's story.
As I write, we have to be skeptical about these stories because there are always people looking for their 15 minutes of fame.
But, I want to relate some reality.
Tonight I was phone banking here at the local Republican headquarters. And while doing so, a call came in that a slew of McCain/Palin signs were stolen and or destroyed. And worse, it was not far from the rightviewfromtheleftcoast manor!
And, it is not like it will be close here in Pasadena, California. It is pretty safe to write that Sen. Obama will win this burg with ease.
So, why do the Obama supporters have this need to steal signs and the like?
My thought is that they can not handle the fact that there are some people that actually believe that The One, in this case, is not the right one to lead this nation at this time. And it is sincerely on that basis, based on what many of us have come to know about him that we oppose him, not race, class or anything of that nature.
The left has been afraid of debate. So their solution, which was all but encouraged by Team Obama, is intimidation. Pure and simple.
So, it is why many believe this story of Miss Todd on face value. I am skeptical.
But, sign stealing is a real problem.
BTW, the phone banking was rather positive. More contacts said that they were voting for McCain/Palin.
Hope and change, baby! Hope and Change!