2008 It Just Keeps Getting Classier
posted by October 24 at 11:03 AMon
This McCain volunteer lady, who says she was beaten up and had a (backwards) “B” carved into her face by an angry black Obama supporter:
Admits she made the whole thing up:
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.
Wonkette did a fine job of keeping tabs on the story, from her degenerating truthiness to her Twittering of the assault. This is the most fucked presidential campaign in the long history of totally fucked presidential campaigns.
UPDATE: As people in the comments keep pointing out, the VP of Fox News said, before this whole story unraveled:
“If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.”
I eagerly await the McCain/Palin concession speech, later this afternoon.