October 16, 2008

"Kill him" at Palin rally phony; but Secret Service investigates "anti-Obama" phone call?

The dude who apparently yelled "Kill him!" at Barack Obama at a McCain-Palin rally in Scranton ... did no such thing:

The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

The Scranton Times-Tribune first reported the alleged incident on its Web site Tuesday and then again in its print edition Wednesday. The first story, written by reporter David Singleton, appeared with allegations that while congressional candidate Chris Hackett was addressing the crowd and mentioned Oabama’s name a man in the audience shouted “kill him."

News organizations including ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann reported the claim, with most attributing the allegations to the Times-Tribune story.

No, really?? ABC, the AP and ... Olbermann picked up on this story?? Who'da thought!!!

“We have yet to find someone to back up the story,” [Secret Service agent Bill] Slavoski said. “We had people all over and we have yet to find anyone who said they heard it.”

The Times-Tribune stands by their story. That's great -- the reporter is the one who heard the remark, so that's why it got reported. But no one else heard it. So now we have the [liberal] MSM making up [anti-GOP] news instead of just "reporting" [anti-GOP] news.

In other news regarding the Secret Service, according to a report from The Lufkin Daily News, SS (maybe that's not the best abbreviation in this case) showed up at the door of one Jessica Hughes of Texas.

Two federal agents arrived at Jessica Hughes' home Thursday to ask her if she said, "I will never support Obama and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor." Hughes said her words were deliberately twisted by a volunteer who was apparently unhappy Hughes was rude during a phone conversation the two had. The Lufkin mother, a Republican, said she received a call on her cell phone Wednesday from a woman with the Obama Volunteers of Texarkana.

"She asked if I was an Obama supporter, to which I replied, 'No, I don't support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time.' (And then) I hung up."

(Hughes is referring to a "born alive" Illinois bill that did not pass in the Illinois state Senate in 2005 and had previously been opposed by Obama because he said it undermined Roe v. Wade, according to FactCheck.org, a non-partisan organization. A federal version of the bill, which Obama said he would have supported, passed by unanimous consent and was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002.)

How d'ya like that? What's next -- a citation for hanging up on telemarketers? Hell, I'd be royally pissed off too if an Obama minion called my cell phone asking for my support. And if there is no proof of what Ms. Hughes actually said, what the hell can the Secret Service do? Why would they take the word of an Obama minion over that of an average joe(ess)? And how often must this happen across the land -- with thousands of campaign workers calling thousands -- millions -- of voters asking for their support of their candidate? McCain and Obama aren't even president yet anyway (and neither is an incumbent).

Obama lackeys -- making up the news AND taking offense at different political philosophies. It's gonna be an interesting next four years, folks!

Posted by Hube at October 16, 2008 03:15 PM | TrackBack

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I wonder if the folks at Delaware Liberal will update their post to reflect this?....

Posted by: mike w. at October 16, 2008 03:53 PM

Cheeyeah, right. Those a-holes are the complete antithesis of politically honest.

Posted by: Hube at October 16, 2008 05:20 PM

I find it funny that you like what the Secret Service says in the first piece of your post, but then you allude to them being Nazis in the second part.

Posted by: nemski at October 17, 2008 09:53 AM

Hey dork -- I wrote "maybe that's not the best abbreviation in this case." Get it?

You write up a retraction yet on DL of that "kill me" comment?

Posted by: Hube at October 17, 2008 10:15 AM