Skip to comments.Democrat Official Outed as 'Sleaze' Source on Mayor O'Malley: (MD4Bush)
Posted on 11/01/2005 5:00:50 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
Thanks to the efforts of investigative reporters for WBAL in Baltimore, which has just broken the story, the former third-ranked official for the Democrat Party in Maryland has been outed as the original source for sexual slanders against Baltimores Democrat Mayor, Martin OMalley, who is currently running for Governor.
The original stories in February in the Washington Post blamed the kerfuffel on Joseph Stefan, then an aide to Republican Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr. The aide was terminated from his position as a result of his name (but not the Democrats name) coming out at the time.
Source: www.wbal.com/shows/Smith/ Transcript should be up, shortly.
Personal note: much of the back story on this subject occurred on FreeRepublic.com, known as FR. I have written on that website, and been a speaker at several rallies in D.C., for that website and its founder, Jim Robinson. My association with the website has lasted over seven years.
Steffan was a participant in that website a year ago, under a screen name. He got into a PRIVATE conversation by Freepmail, a person to person communication system on that website, with someone whose screen name was MD4Bush. This person represented that he was a staunch Republican, in a state where Republicans are in a distinct minority. MD4Bush, in this private exchange, made several salacious sexual charges against the Mayor of Baltimore. MD4Bush, it now turns out, was Communications Director for the Maryland Democrats when he signed up on FR and as his first participation began pushing rumors that OMalley was cheating on his wife.
Steffan did not rise to the bait on most of the charges. But he responded (shades of the Libby investigation) I heard that, too, with respect to one.
Within minutes of the last private communication, two reporters for the Washington Post wrote a story outing Steffan by name as an aide to Governor Ehrlich (a Republican) for dealing in rumors about OMalley. Subsequently, Democrats in the state legislature asked for a full investigation of the Governors staff.
The speed with which the Post had the story suggests that they used MD4Bush as their source. And they must have had some reason for believing that their source was reliable. In short, it is highly likely that the Post knew they were getting information from a then-Democrat staffer in order to attack a Republican staffer and the Governor he worked for.
The understanding of the story would have been much better, and the story would have been far more honest, if the Post had reported that part of the story. But they did not. That suggests that the Post story was deliberately slanted to harm the Republicans and protect the Democrats, when they knew from the get-go that this was a set-up by a Democrat.
This is incredible. I wonder how many more moles we have here? I do believe, and have for quite some time that they are here, and not by chance as this story proves.
Anybody can register, so that has to be true.
This MD4Bush is a real Chris Lehane..... another name for scumbag. Ryan O'Doherty, how did you go wrong, why have you grown into such a loser when you have such a fine grandmother???? See this thread for info about Ryan and the grandmother who may now have to disown him:
MD must have stood for Maryland Democrat.
Tricky moles around here. We'll need to remember that when the showdown with the Hildabeast rises as the Anti-Reagan in 2008.
FINALLY we know who was the plant on FR.
Well, we know one of the plants. I am sure there have been others, and no doubt there are still some around. Some trolls just want to be jerks, but some, like this one, have an agenda.
Yeah, I wonder how many Chris Lehane clones (and maybe the scum-master himself!) from official 'Rat positions, campaign staffs, Congressional staffers, etc. have trolled FR and tried to be agent-provocateurs? I doubt this guy even thought of the scheme himself, he probably attended some 'Rat meeting or conference where they talked about doing stuff like this.
And he probably thought we'd never find out.
True. I would believe there are more but I'm smiling to get at least one name as we've been waiting awhile. It confirms everything we thought at the time.
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