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May 16, 2012

Politico Is Officially Part Of Team Obama

Yeah, it's old news but this most recent example makes it clear how in the bag they are for Team Savior.

Yesterday morning the Romney campaign released an online video entitled "A Few of the 23 Million" highlighting the stories of people out of work or underemployed (video below the fold). It focused on Iowa residents and was released to coincide with Romney's stop in the state yesterday.

By a little before 6 eastern yesterday Politico "reporter" Maggie Habberman had herself a little scoop...one of the people profiled in the video has a criminal record.

According to public records, a Jason Clausen with his birthdate was found guilty of "assault on peace officers and others" on Feb. 28, 2005. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail, with 110 of those days suspended. He was given 730 days of probation and paid $845 in fines, records show. Iowa Department of Corrections records show he was on probation for "a serious misdemeanor" until April 3, 2006.

The records show Clausen had nearly 20 busts, tickets or fines, a number of them traffic infractions related to things like driving while intoxicated, or with a suspended license. Some were related to accidents, others to driving without seat belts.

Now first of all...terrible job by Team Mitt. This is basic stuff, vet the people you put out there. More worrying would be that they don't get they will be held to a different standard by the press than Obama. It's not fair but they better damn well be prepared for it and act accordingly.

The bigger issues is Haberman appears to have taken it upon herself to do background checks on people appearing in Romney videos. There are no links or sources in her piece so it's either original reporting or she's just running opposition research dumps for the Obama campaign.

I wonder if Haberman has done background searches on everyone who appears in an Obama ad. If not, why not?

The rules are clear, if the media isn't going to do this stuff conservatives will have to. No more playing a gentleman's game when the other side is playing for keeps. Everyone who appears in a Team Obama ad better be prepared

War.


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