Skip to comments.Democratic Party Condemns MD4BUSH Attacks
Posted on 11/09/2005 7:30:37 AM PST by kristinn
BALTIMORE -- For the first time, the Maryland Democratic Party condemned the personal attacks MD4BUSH used in his bid to engage a former Gov. Robert Ehrlich aide into spreading rumors about the personal life of Baltimore Mayor O'Malley on the Internet.
WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter David Collins said the executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party earlier dismissed questions concerning the tactics used by MD4BUSH as "irrelevant." Party officials changed their mind and issued a strong, purposeful statement of condemnation.
"It is despicable in my opinion," said Keiffer Mitchell, co-chairman of the state Democratic party. "It is gutter politics. It should not take place."
Mitchell is condemning the character assassination tactics used by the mysterious poster MD4BUSH to get the attention of Ehrlich aid Joe Steffen, then engage Steffen in rumor mongering about O'Malley's personal life on the Internet. Mitchell is encouraging his party to launch an investigation.
"It would be a step in the right direction, to clear the air, to put this to rest," Mitchell said.
Party leaders said MD4BUSH doesn't warrant an investigation...SNIP
Statement from party officials: "The Maryland Democratic Party would never ever condone personal attacks on anyone for any reason, including as a response to a dirty trick campaign conducted by Gov. Ehrlich and his staff."
Collins reported MD4BUSH targeted Illinois U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, used ugly slang to describe Maryland U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, and repeatedly attacked the character, integrity and moral values of O'Malley.
A review of all the e-mails between Steffen and MD4BUSH indicate Steffen never got personal nor did the self-described political hit man add more dirt to the rumors he acknowledges he helped spread.
"If there is something happening within our party, then let's take responsible action and let's handle it," Mitchell said.
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Boy, they sure are in damage control mode now. Must be even worse than we are imagining.
"We issued a strongly worded statement full of condemnations lacking any sincerity and demands for internal investaigations which we will never pursue. What more could the Nazi Party, errrr, GOP, want? Can't we just move on and put this behind us?"
I wonder what we don't know, like, who's really behind this scandal?
Didn't some Dem MD legislators originally call MD4Bush a "hero"?
Reporters called Miller a hero, too.
Unless of course they think they can get away with it.
"We have no knowledge of who MD4BUSH is," [executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party Josh] White said. The governor "should stop chasing a hero and start apologizing to the people of Maryland because Joe Steffen said he did it."
I apologize for attributing the "hero" comment to an anonymous Democrat legislator from Maryland. It actually came from Josh White, the executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party.
Josh White, executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party, said the administration was trying to divert attention from Ehrlich's personnel practices.
"We have no knowledge of who MD4BUSH is," White said. The governor "should stop chasing a hero and start apologizing to the people of Maryland because Joe Steffen said he did it." -- Jennifer Skalka, BaltimoreSun.com, Nov. 2, 2005
"We have no knowledge of who MD4BUSH is," White said. The governor "should stop chasing a hero and start apologizing to the people of Maryland because Joe Steffen said he did it."
Hey jughead, come and get it. And get a lawyer. A good one.
Bwah hah hah hah....
MD4BUSH was "responding to a "dirty trick campaign"???
Nothing like smearing you adversaries while "condemning" the actions of your "hero"!!!
The mayor spoke publicly Monday about Md4Bush.
"I don't know who the person is that is Md4Bush, who engaged the governor's longtime dirty tricks person into the banter that revealed this," O'Malley said. "If I ever find out, I'm going to give the person a medal, though, because they really ended a lot of pain that the governor put me and my family through for many, many months."
From irrelevant to despicable in 6 seconds flat. Amazing the difference a bit of evidence makes, eh?
Hey, I hear Democrats say it's the seriousness of the charge that matters. They apply that to Rove, Cheney, and any Republican, but never with a Democrat. How come? Why not? I'm so confused...
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