A campaign volunteer for John McCain told police she was robbed at knifepoint at an ATM and knocked down by a man who then carved a "B" in her face after noticing a sticker for the presidential candidate on her car.Both John McCain and Sarah Palin have called Todd to express their concern and the Allison Price, of the Obama campaign in Pittsburgh is quoted as saying:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the young woman for her to make a speedy recovery and we hope that the person who perpetrated this crime is swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.I went looking for some other reactions around the web.
Here's one. The writer starts by saying that she's covered a number of hate-crime hoaxes. Some perpetrated by liberals and some by conservatives and then she writes:
I’ve reported on the great lengths that warped attention-seekers have gone to in perpetrating fake hate crimes, including beating themselves up, carving swastikas on their dorm room doors and walls, locking themselves in bathroom stalls, and burning down their own houses.After pointing out that Todd refused medical treatment and that thevery neat "B" carved into her cheek is actually backwards, she concludes:
Which is why I’m not jumping up and down with outrage over Drudge-promoted story of a McCain volunteer claiming to have been attacked by a black man whom she accused of carving a “B” in her face after spotting her McCain bumper sticker.
I’ve got my doubts.Though a bit later there's this:
If I’m wrong, I’ll apologize. If I’m right, will this woman?So just who is this writer of this attack? So unsympathetic to the plight of Ashley Todd that she's basically saying that it's all a hoax?
Michele Malkin, that's who.