Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hope, Change and Molotov Cocktails

While the media obsesses over a couple of isolated comments at McCain/Palin rallies, the angry left is busy throwing Molotov cocktails at McCain supporters.

Change is coming!
PORTLAND, Ore. - Authorities have arrested two men after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a 4-foot by 8-foot campaign sign for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in a southeast Portland yard.

Karen Scrutton said she was asleep inside her home at 7956 S.E. 17th Ave. in the Sellwood neighborhood when she saw her sign go up in flames after 1 a.m.

"I screamed upstairs to my husband, 'Jean! Jean!" she said.

A neighbor heard a crash and chased off one of the suspects. Jean Scrutton said his son-in-law found another suspect not far away.

Not long after, investigators picked up Leslie Brockette Leudtke and Kevin Carl Robinson, both 23. After interviewing them, the pair was charged with four counts each of manufacturing and possession of a destructive device. In addition, Leudtke was charged with a single count of reckless burning.

Witnesses said the suspects threw a Molotov cocktail at the sign and used another as a torch.

The Scruttons worried that their home could have caught on fire.

"Our whole house could have burnt down," Karen Scrutton said while thanking her neighbor for intervening.
If this were the other way around, there'd be 24/7 network coverage about how our democracy is endangered.

H/T pw.

Meanwhile, we have more troubling accounts of election violence.
...residents woke to find the brake lines on their cars severed, their telephone and cable television lines cut, and political graffiti scratched into automobile paint and scrawled on their homes.
Looks like thuggery has moved up north.


Update: Michelle Malkin has an exhaustive roundup of insane leftwing rage conveniently overlooked by the media, while attempting to portray McCain supporters as a bloodthirsty mob.

Thanks for the link! Thanks also to Instapundit, Gateway Pundit, Small Dead Animals and Jim Treacher for the links.

Just wondering out loud: You suppose these two punks look up to William Ayers?
“When I was 9 years-old the Weather Underground, the terrorist group founded by Barack Obama’s friend William Ayers, firebombed my house. Barack Obama has dismissed concerns about his relationship with Ayers by noting that he was only a child when Ayers was planting bombs at the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. But Ayers has never apologized for his crimes, he has reveled in them, expressing regret only for the fact that he didn’t do more.
Can we call these Obama supporters terrorists?

More from The Oregonian.

Also, welcome Power Line readers. Thanks for the link.

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