Ah politics … dirty dirty politics. I stayed up till 2am last night waiting to find out what the results of last night’s primaries would be, hoping that all the mud slinging and dirty tactics wouldn’t kill my sexy Obama’s chances of becoming the first non-asshole president in forever. And while Clinton still refuses to fuck off, at least now it seems like those dirty tactics didn’t work and Obama is going to win.
Lindland said he’d heard that Thiemann’s campaign consultant, Elaine Franklin (who many know as former U.S. Senator Bob Packwood’s wife), told several Republican leaders that Lindland was a convicted felon.
Oregon Right to Life Director Gayle Atteberry, told NewsChannel 8 that Franklin called her last month. She said Franklin asked her if she realized that Lindland had a felony on his record. Atteberry, who said ORTL endorses Lindland, couldn’t believe what she heard.
“I was upset by what (Franklin) told me, so I checked (Lindland’s) records and learned the truth and is that he didn’t have a felony,” Atteberry said.
Turns out that Matt Lindland was just a grocery store Robin Hood, taking produce he was asked to throw out and giving it to wrestlers on his college team when he was 19. Somehow putting food in mouths instead of a dumpster is illegal, so he was given 30 hours of community service and a year’s probation. Note this is more than what most Hollywood stars get for DUI / DWL / DWI / hitting people with their cars / carrying a few rocks o’ crack. What a fucked up place we live in.
So now Lindland is prepping to sue Franklin unless she issues a statement saying she knew she was lying when she made those statements. Since I doubt very much some dry political battleaxe is going to bend over for the smelly pitfighter, this should get better before it ends.