Friday, September 24, 2010

Wonderful: NY Times Planning Another Hit Piece on Boehner

They already brought us the earth-shattering news that future House Speaker John Boehner actually knows Washington lobbyists, a stunning development in political circles considering he lives and works in Washington. Now the fair and impartial arbiters of truthiness at the New York Times plan another smear attack on Boehner set for later in October so they can try and influence the midterm elections.

They have no idea how badly this will backfire with an already angry public and likely will lead to even more defeats for Democrats in tight races. Aren't these the same people who whine about "negative campaigning" and the "politics of personal destruction" every election cycle? Even worse, they're hopping into bed with the discredited smear merchants from Daily Kos.

The heat is on Republican leader John Boehner.

Liberal media outlets are trying to smear the highest-ranking Republican in the House just weeks before the midterm elections with a deal-breaking scandal before he has a chance to take the speaker's chair from Nancy Pelosi.

A blogger from liberal Web site The Daily Kos pierced through Boehner's security detail at yesterday's unveiling of his leadership policy "Pledge to America" to ask if he was sleeping with a lobbyist from the Printing Industries of America.

The congressman ignored the pesky blogger with a flip camera and kept moving to his fleet of black Suburbans.

The lobbyist who was named in the confrontation and then was contacted by he Daily Kos blogger Lisbeth Lyons denied the accusations. "As you can imagine, I was stunned by such a question," Lyons said. "I found it to be highly insulting, particularly as a female political professional, as well as unfounded. Beyond that, I have no further comment on the matter."

Insiders on Capitol Hill are buzzing about an upcoming New York Times exposé that will detail an alleged Boehner affair. Sources say the Times is looking for the right time to drop the story in October to sway the election, similar to how the Times reported during the 2008 presidential campaign on an alleged John McCain affair that supposedly had taken place many years before and that was flatly denied by the woman in question.

"Catching Boehner with a mistress is the only way to destroy him politically before the election," a source said.
If the Times wants to play games I have two words for them: Vera Baker.

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