Thursday, June 01, 2006

NOTICE: This Blog Post Was NOT Written by Sen. Barack Obama

From Journal Inquirer:
A Hartford lawyer says the FBI has agreed to investigate postings promoting Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's re-election on a popular Connecticut-based Internet "blog" in the names of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

Bruce D. Rubenstein, a former finance chairman for the Democratic State Central Committee and a Lieberman critic, said Wednesday that an agent in the FBI's Meriden office told him the agency would probe the postings on the "Connecticut Local Politics" Web log run by an Enfield man, Chris Bigelow. ***

Meanwhile, a spokesman in Obama's Washington, D.C., office, Tommy Vietor, said Wednesday that he could state "unequivocally" that "there is no way" the Illinois senator sent any messages to the Connecticut blog.

He added that "whoever" posted one of the messages, which he said appeared to be based on reports of Obama's comments at the Connecticut Democrats' annual fundraising dinner, had spelled his first name incorrectly, dropping the "c." ***

Rubenstein said such messages stopped within a few days of the party's nominating convention after he had sent messages to both Reid and Obama in a bid to determine their authenticity.

The lawyer formally requested that the FBI probe the postings on May 10, writing that he strongly suspected they were not made by either of the high-profile politicians.
Connecticut Democrats are truly blessed to have someone with such sharp political instincts.


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Carl Nyberg said...

What's the crime here? Is dishonesty & stupidity a federal offense now? George Bush is gonna be busy with the pardons if they are.

NW burbs said...

S-CAM -- any way you can delete the spammer's comment?

Carl -- The crime would be impersonating a Federal official (actually, two). Granted, it was an immature stunt but even dumb stunts should have consequences.


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