Well, kids, still having trouble with the computer and Photoshop, so here are more Captain Underpants Barbie Squad pics:
Botox Barbie has lots of cool stuff! If Botox Barbie wants to get around Arizona, then she simply must have a plane!
That plane will sure come in handy when visiting all of Botox Barbie’s cool houses!
And now, here’s the newest member of the Captain Underpants Barbie Squad!
From The Boston Herald:
PITTSBURGH – A young McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter “B” scratched on her face in what she had said was a politically inspired attack by a black man, police said Friday.
Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from Texas, admitted Friday that the story was false, including the claim that the “B” stood for “Barack,” said Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department’s investigations division.
Todd initially told investigators she was attempting to use a bank branch ATM on Wednesday night when a 6-foot-4 (1.93-meter) black man approached her from behind, put a knife blade to her throat and demanded money. She told police she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.
Todd, who is white, told investigators she suspected the man then noticed a John McCain sticker on her car. She said the man punched her in the back of the head, knocked her to the ground and scratched a backward letter “B” into her face with a dull knife.
Police said Todd claimed the man told her that he was going to “teach her a lesson” for supporting the Republican presidential candidate, and that she was going to become an Obama supporter.
Kids, you have to read Jay Bookman’s column at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Here are a few snippets:
The young lady has issues, and I hope she gets the help she needs. End of story.
But let’s talk in a little more depth about the eagerness and even glee with which some in the right-wing blogosphere jumped on that story and immediately claimed it as proof of their worst nightmares coming true.
Andy McCarthy at the National Review’s Corner responded with a post so embarrassing he has now taken it down so nobody can see it.
Dan Riehl at riehlworldview.com posted under the headline “Thugs for change,” claiming that “Obama’s run his campaign just like a street thug out of Chicago.[...]
Noel Sheppard at newsbusters.org chastized AP for daring to be skeptical of the initial report. Most of all, he wanted to know why the AP didn’t report that the alleged perp was black.
But perhaps the most interesting response came from John Moody, executive vice president at Fox News:
“If Ms. Todd’s allegations are proven accurate, some voters may revisit their support for Senator Obama, not because they are racists (with due respect to Rep. John Murtha), but because they suddenly feel they do not know enough about the Democratic nominee,” Moody wrote. “If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.”
A lot of white Americans voting for Obama have had to overcome various degrees of racism to get themselves to that point. That doesn’t make them bad people; to the contrary, they’re thinking things through, and that’s great.
However, for many of those people, an attack of the sort described by Ashley Todd would heighten those internal, emotional obstacles to voting for Obama. That’s precisely why some on the right — with notable exceptions such as Michelle Malkin, a person I do not ordinarily respect much — were so quick to try to make it a huge deal.
They ought to be ashamed.