McCain Hires Blog Sockpuppet
by Matt Stoller, Thu Dec 21, 2006 at 05:06:11 AM EST
Jill Hazelbaker, battle tested in New Jersey this year as Tom Kean Jr.'s Communications Director, is headed to John McCain's presidential campaign. She will serve as Communications Director for McCain's campaign in New Hampshire.
The Internet postings came from people calling themselves "cleanupnj,""usedtobeblue" and "AmadeusNJ." They said they were concerned Democrats, "lifelong liberals," and they were troubled by the United States senator from New Jersey, Robert Menendez...
But the liberal Democratic hosts of BlueJersey.com, the Web log where such comments were posted, smelled something fishy about the postings, and said they traced them to a computer inside the campaign headquarters of Mr. Menendez's Republican opponent, Thomas H. Kean Jr.
Read this post documenting how often she lied to the press about what happened. It's actually kind of amazing. There were even blog sockpuppets defending her personally.
My favorite is this one.
Also, you guys are upset about the attacks on Menendez, but isn't it a little bit hypocritical to then attack his press secretary. Not to mention, Kean is winnng so she must be doing something right. Just my thoughts.
Ah, the last honest man hires the last honest press secretary.