Twenty-two days after rumors that the Los Angeles Times was sitting on a fully developed sex scandal story involving democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton first surfaced on the Internet, the London Times made reference to the same rumor in a campaign story tsk tsk’ing all the bad behavior in the South Carolina Primary campaign.
The anonymous e-mails and letters began dropping into inboxes and through front doors this summer.
One claimed that Hillary Clinton was having a lesbian affair with Huma Abedin, her beautiful aide. Another online mass-mailing cautioned of the â€œdark secretsâ€ of Mitt Romneyâ€™s Mormonism. A blogger claiming to support John McCain said that Rudy Giuliani’s wife supported the killing of â€œinnocent puppiesâ€. Flyers appeared on cars accusing Barack Obama of being a Muslim extremist. An anonymous website said that Fred Thompson was a corrupt playboy.
Welcome to South Carolina, the foulest swamp of electoral dirty tricks in America. This stateâ€™s primary race has already become the sleaziest leg of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Here, political operatives know only one way to win: take your opponentâ€™s head off.
The Times’ Olympian disapproval of such underhanded campaign tactics did not prevent their running the above photo though, did it?
Matt Drudge posted the Times’ photo this morning along with a bit of their moralizing, then finished with his characteristically ominous end tag: Developing…
0:50 video with Hillary & Huma, aide topples US flags.
November 1st original posting