(Originally published on: Mar 23, 2010 @ 21:40) – UPDATED to include a new Josh Solovskoy posting.
Everything had been cruising right along as close to normal as possible until now. Two unrelated events just happened that make these very Strange Days.
So let’s see what we’re talking about…
- Tea partiers told to ‘drop by’ Tom Perriello’s home: Yep, you read it correctly. Not only did this idiot post Tom Perriello’s home address and encouraged people to “stop by”, he got the wrong address and picked Perriello’s brother. I don’t think I can make this any simpler than by saying “Intimidation Is Wrong”. If the leaders of the TEA party groups do not come out and clearly distance themselves from stupid-ass stunts like this, they’re no better than Mike Troxel himself. I’ve blasted the TEA party leaders for other stupid-ass stunts before and this one is at the level of the aborted effigy-burning. Let’s see how the leaders (and the rest of the group) respond to this.
- The Josh Solovskoy Meltdown: When I first met Josh at a McPadden event, he seemed gung-ho about his candidate and I was impressed with him and McPadden as well. Now we find out that Solovskoy made a sockpuppet named “Case ‘Tiny’ Spirens” and took shots at candidate Ron Ferrin and his pregnant teenage daughter under that fake name. The rest of his manifesto attempts to destroy Mike McPadden’s credibility while Solovskoy wraps himself in his own custom-fitted holier-than-thou robes and begs for forgiveness for his naivete? Cram it, Josh. You lose any credibility that you had once you pulled out that sockpuppet.
After these Strange Days events, I’m not sure if this race could get any more bizarre. Ah, who the hell am I kidding? This is probably just the beginning.
Update #1: Josh writes an article that tries to defend his position. Although I’m highly impressed that he wrote it under his own name (and not one of his sockpuppets), his attempt falls way short of convincing me that his arguments have any degree of merit.
McPadden’s taking the high road on this by not commenting which is the smart thing to do. My opinion of McPadden has increased during this Sockpuppet Soiree and I’m sure that’s going to make Solovskoy’s head asplode yet again.