McCain Campaign Volunteer’s ‘Assault’ Wounds Self-Inflicted

The narrative of this election cycle just took another sick, desperate turn:

Mccainworker_2“Police say a campaign volunteer confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker. At a news conference this afternoon, officals said they believe that Ashley Todd’s injuries were self-inflicted. Todd, 20, of Texas, is now facing charges for filing a false report to police. Todd initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started beating her after seeing her GOP sticker on her car. Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test…This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story.”


  1. says

    What you’re looking at right there is called the sociopathic gaze. This story was racist B.S. from the moment it hit the net (Matt Drudge report breathlessly broke the news in *RED* type last night). He hasn’t apologized for misinforming the public.

    Blame the black man. They’re learning it younger and younger.

  2. says

    Fox news executive vice-president John Moody’s said yesterday:

    “If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.”

    Perhaps he missed all the Arab-Muslim-Terrorist-Hussein-baiting going at every McCain/Palin rally up till today.

    But hey, it looks like he finally got the memo. McCain hasn’t.

  3. Derek says

    I knew the second I heard this story on CNN last night that it would all prove to be self inflicted. The McCains even called to wish her a speedy recovery…what a fucking douche bag this loser is.

    But it does help shed a little more light on the fact that McCain supporters must be out of the fucking minds…and they are desperate as hell.

    Ashley Todd is a dumb McCain skank and I hope they throw the book at her!

  4. Derrick from Philly says

    SHe’s lying. I was across the state when it happened, and I whupped the shit outta’ that gal.

    Now, shove a McCain/Palin placard up in my face again, Miss Thaing.

  5. dego says

    Just asn an FYII from ground “zero”: I live in Pittsburgh.from the outset we locals were calling shenanigans! if not outright BULLSHIT! on this. Even the paleo-conservative leaning AM talk radio station in town (also KDKA, btw…) had their morning talk jock snidely mocking her claims.
    1) umm you just don’t get robbed at knifepoint on a main drag in this burg.
    2) Bloomfield might look scary to some bible thumper from Texas, but it is an old, established turn of the century Italian-American neighborhood with strong roots and good community; and that ATM she selected is on the main drag of its active shopping and restaurant district. At 8:40 on a weeknight, there ould have had quite a few people milling around to stop ANY assault or robberygoing on.
    3) I dunno what goes on in Texas but around here the crooks take their money and run. It makes them less likely to get caught. they don’t stop to try to instruct political hacks on their mistaken world-views. no matter how dowdy and frumpy their appearance.

    It just goes to show you, we’re a battleground city, in a battle ground county for a battleground region of THE battleground state; and they had to import the faithful from Texas to get some momentum here. And even she had to make shit up to get any momentum.

    As the cartoonist for “Derf in the City” has been saying for a while now: The GOP’s entire ’08 election strategy seems to have been one variation or another of screaming: “SCARY BLACK MAN!”

  6. DCMNY says

    a racist teaches the “blame the black guy” lesson to their children from jump street. Just look at some of these lynching photos with children there grinning like they are at the town fair. This is sad and it’s going to take several more generations for these attitudes to fade – if ever.

  7. Tralfaz says

    FYI – This little nazi slag has a bunch of lame ass videos on You Tube.

    But there’s this one of her bithcing about this “mean” janitor that took down her McCain signs. Oh and guess what? The “mean” janitor is BLACK!!!

    Fucking racist bitch!

  8. Gregus says

    It’s just awesome that McCain even called this dumb bitch! I bet they’re feeling like calling her back now :-)

    Carving the ‘B’ backwards is just priceless.

  9. Jimmyboyo says


    Involvement of others in the hoax from the mcshame campaign. Pennsylvania campaign head is getting caught up in it.

    Squeal little piggy stool pigeon and bring the whole house of cards down around repub heads.

  10. Paul R says

    This was an obvious farce from the moment it was reported. I was ashamed to read it as a “real” story in major newspapers.

    Umm, Distingue, the B most likely stood for Barack. You know, the first name of the candidate who she’s against?

  11. says


    I watch FOX NEWS and read the right wing blogs all the time (know thine enemy). They were all over the story of this “poor girl”. They milked it and the underlying feel was, “scary black people.”

    Now, nada.

    When will we get past the point where you can obviously fake a crime and blame it on a black guy and people still believe it right away?

    The right wing blogs have ignored the confession and switched to “blacks are racist for voting for Obama.”


  12. antiignorant says

    This girl is my true saviour! After weeks and weeks and weeks of racking my brain, I finally have my Halloween costume for this year! Thank you Ashley from the B-ottom of my B-eautiful, B-ig, B-urgeoning, B-eating B-eart… Bhank Bou.

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