Friday, October 24, 2008

A John McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter “B” scratched on her face in a politically inspired attack she blamed on Barack Obama campaign workers, police revealed Friday.

Ashley Todd, a 20 year old college student from College Station, TX admitted Friday she invented the entire story. Todd, will be charged with making a false police report, said Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department’s investigations division. Police doubted her story from the start, Bryant said.

Todd, who is white, told police she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 black man Wednesday night.

She now can’t explain why she invented the story, Bryant said. Todd also told police she believes she cut the backward “B” onto her own cheek, but did not provide an explanation of how or why, Bryant said.

Todd initially told investigators she was attempting to use a bank branch ATM when the man approached her from behind, put a knife with a 4- to 5-inch blade to her throat and demanded money. She told police she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.

Todd told investigators that she suspected the man then noticed a John McCain sticker on her car, became angry and punched her in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground and telling her “you are going to be a Barack supporter,” police said.

She said he continued to punch and kick her while threatening “to teach her a lesson for being a McCain supporter,” police said. She said he then sat on her chest, pinned her hands down with his knees and scratched a backward letter “B” into her face with a dull knife.

Ashley Todd worked in New York for the College Republican National Committee before moving two weeks ago to Pennsylvania, where her duties included recruiting college students, the committee’s executive director, Ethan Eilon, has said.

The rightwing media — including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly gleefully reported Todd’s hysterical claims, as did a number of rightwing bloggers without verifying the preposterous nature of her story.

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29 Responses to LIAR!

  1. Kellybelle says:

    I. am. speechless.

    What is happening? Why are people going crazy? Are these the birthing pains as the last bastion of anti-diversity crumbles?

  2. toddyenglish says:

    This begs the question…

    Should there be a psyche eval for registered voters? Jesus H. Christ…That woman is bat shit crazy.

    Anyway, this reminds me of the Susan Smith scandal back in 1994. A crazy woman killed her children and blamed a black man for it.

    Onething I love about the Obama candidacy is that it forced America to look at it’s racism. People who normally said “Race doesn’t matter” are the biggest racists I’ve ever seen.

  3. dirti boi says:

    This bitch is the type of kook who would be a part of the McCain campaign. Ashley Todd needs to be charged with filing a false police report, and then reprimanded to the state loony hospital for care and treatment. She’s obviously dangerous and not sane to live among society. Next time, she will pick up an African American man in a singles bar, take him home, have sex and then call the cops, screaming he raped her. She’s a psychopathic racist.

  4. Stradella says:


    McCain has his very own Tawana Brawley case!

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer asshole! 🙂

  5. MacDaddy says:

    What was she thinking? Was she just looking for attention?

  6. Prairiedog says:

    When I read this blog entry I recalled that woman in North Carolina who drowned her two sons by sinking the car they were passengers.

    Susan, someone. I can’t remember her last name.

    Anyway, the story she told authorities was a black man had robbed her and stolen her car with the boys still in the back seat.

    You have to wonder, how many times in modern history, a white woman has exploited an African American in such an unseemly manner and gotten away with it? Especially, in the south?

    I say, lock her ass up — immediately. She’s a menace.

  7. toddyenglish says:

    Is it just me or does she look like Kelly Osbourne?

  8. Jamal says:

    She looks like a dirty asshole.

  9. JollyRoger says:

    Another white trash POS is caught lying.

    There seems to be a lot of that over in Gopperdom these days.

  10. TOM339 says:

    A crazy McCain campaign volunteer?

    Carving up her own face with a knife and branding it with the letter “B” for Barack and then knocking herself in the eye just for effect.

    What more proof do you need that conservatism is a psychosis? A sane person could never engage in such a hoax but Ashley Todd is anything but sane.

  11. lea-lea says:

    I was going to say this was a bad week for John McCain but now that I think about it, it’s been a bad year for John McCain.

    First, was the revelation he has 9 houses. Then came the news he and Cindy own 13 cars. This was followed by his $550 loafers. Now, he has his very own Tawana Brawley scandal!

    This little chick was looking for attention and now she got it. She looks like the nutty prom queen, Carrie, from the movie by the same name. But if she plays her cards right, Maybe Bush will agreee to pardon her? After all, they’re neighbors!

  12. panasit says:

    Over the past three decades, polls show the hearts of white Americans have changed dramatically and evolved and finally harbor less racism than any time in our nation’s history.

    America is growing up.

    While declining levels of racism and increased interracial contact is the norm at school, at the workplace and even in marriage, in many ways, the foundation of the McCain 2008 campaign has ignored this growth, selling the public short.

    So I am disappointed but not surprised to see the type of behavior displayed by Ashley Todd. She is the postergirl for the demographic McCain is hoping to reach. While her behavior is clearly deranged, she is also motivated by racial animus.

    Extreme incidents of virulent racism, while on the decline in America, still occur but are now viewed as aberrations, vestiges of an earlier era. Her behavior must be universally condemned and not embraced.

  13. Bill Hussein O'Reilly says:

    What a damned squirrel.

    I say force her to blow up all the balloons at Obama’s Chicago election victory bash.

  14. Gil says:

    Reminds me of a story I once heard, Girl and guy get into a fight.Guy cuts a B in her face. He told the cops he wanted to let everyone know that she was a b****

  15. Jenna Bush Stole My ID says:

    “I’m John McCain, and I approve this hoax.”

  16. Big Hank says:

    In the event you want to send her some love, here is Ashley Todd’s phone numbers:

    334-277-2493 (home)
    334-312-7969 (cell)

  17. Tiny Dancer says:

    The “B” doesn’t stand for “Barack,” it stands for “Bitch.”

    She’s one sick cookie.

  18. Roger says:

    Big Hank, that’s beyond the pale. Don’t open the door for her to start claiming that people are harassing her.

  19. Conejo1982 says:

    I just wonder if the rightwing media will report the falsity of the story with the same enthusiasm they reported the original story?

    My guess is, no. The media — left or right, hates to admit they were wrong with their reporting and the story of poor Ashley Todd being physically and sexually attacked by an African American Obama male, was simply too rich for the media to resist.

  20. retahyajyajav says:

    Hey, she brought it on herself. If Big Hank got her number and wants to share it with the world, I say good job!

  21. Sasha in MN says:

    I pity her parents and hope she gets a harsh sentence because this is truly fucked up.

  22. HelenWheels says:

    OK, if I was smart enough to see this was a hoax five minutes after Drudge posted it (I have the whole thing in a comments thread), then how fucking stupid are McCain’s aides and campaign people? Fuck! I should be making the big bucks. I read 2 paragraphs, saw that photo and started laughing. Fer chrissakes, her eyes aren’t even puffy! WTF??

    The backwards “B”… a guy sticking around to make a violent political statement even though he already got the money. SO STUPID.

    McLame has a lot of morons on his staff.

  23. R.J. says:

    This is some sick shit, but if this is how we’ll remember McCain’s strategy to flip PA for the Republicans, then I’m all for destroying the GOP.

    Reasonable Republicans like Andrew Sullivan deserve better.

  24. Jim says:

    Another right-wing nutcase and true representative of the Republican party.

  25. Winnie H. says:

    It’s a B for “Bigot,” and she’ll probably have the scar on her face for her whole life. She has unwittingly labeled herself.

    One positive from this story was mentioned on Rachel’s show by a professor from Princeton who talked about how the Pittsburgh police handled this so well. She said that a few years ago this woman’s story would been automatically believed, and the hunt for the “big, black man” would have started immediately — no questions asked.

    Barack Obama’s candidacy is bringing out the worst in a few people, but it’s bringing out the best in a great number of people.

  26. Maithri says:

    This woman is clearly mentally ill and my heart goes out to her.

    Neuroses and psychoses blossom in the fields of simplistic answers and linear thinking which are espoused so emphatically by the republican party.

    May peace grow,


  27. No Nonsense says:

    I hope she has permanently scarred her face with that “B” which will be a reminder to all that she is a Buffoon

  28. feminazi says:

    Her story didn’t ring true to me from the start. My gut told me I should have compassion but a little voice said, “not so fast.” For starters, who in the Obama campaign would do such a thing? This was even the swine in the McCain campaign. The other thing that didn’t add up was, what robber hangs around long enough to brand his victim? I agree with the comments: this woman needs psychiatric care ASAP.

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