Too Mysterious

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The liberal-yet-estimable Not Larry Sabato got hold of an e-mail from the George Allen campaign today and, well within his rights, managed to get a bunch of commenters to descend with talons outstretched. Whether the e-mail is truly an embarrassment to Allen I cannot say, because reading all those comments and delving into the subject matter are a couple inches outside my "life is too short" circle of relevance.

However I will say the means by which NLS might have come by the e-mail is an interesting mystery in itself.

Here's what we know. An Allen campaign worker sent the e-mail to some bloggers friendly to the campaign. NLS would not have been on the recipient list, obviously. Therefore, the e-mail was forwarded to NLS. So, who did the forwarding?

I'm no Agatha Christie, so don't look to me for an answer. But Virginia Virtucon makes a very educated guess and a useful observation:


If this person was hoping for a future in Republican politics, this person might want to take up residence in a different state permanently.

E-mails forwarded to NLS? Tres conservative bloggers under suspicion? If you are feeling vapors of deja vu, you are not going crazy in the head. You simply need to get reacquainted with an old, old story which was discussed oh so very long ago: here, here, and here.

UPDATE: Virginia Virtucon writes: "It is more than an educated guess. It was fairly easy detective work on the part of those of us who were intentionally included in the original e-mail."

That appears to settle it, friends. If there is any other conclusion to be drawn from this, than that Vince of Too Conservative deliberately sent an "insider" e-mail from the George Allen campaign to a blogger unfriendly to the campaign, please let me know. Otherwise, from the "Worst Blog" of them all: Go take a powder, TC, and rename that blog of yours. My suggestion: "Too Young - A Texas Liberal Republican Viewpoint."

UPDATE II: How now, sirrah! Virginia Centrist writes: "I'm pretty sure it wasn't Vince. From what I heard, he didn't even find out about this whole thing until many hours after it blew up."

We're anxiously awaiting further confirmation.

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It is more than an educated guess. It was fairly easy detective work on the part of those of us who were intentionally included in the original e-mail.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't Vince. From what I heard, he didn't even find out about this whole thing until many hours after it blew up.

zimzo said:

Oh, I do so enjoy a circular firing squad.

I don't know whether Vince was the snitch.

But...perhaps you now come to fully understand the rage by Dems towards turncoat Joe Lieberman.

We weren't guessing when we noted the obvious underhanded shenanigans by the senator that were later used to attack Dems.

Jack said:

I'm afraid I'm missing something. Was it this "we need a discussion" email?

Why weree people offended by the Three Amigos poster?

Mimi: Guess I'll have to take your word for that. Thanks for visiting!

Jack: Like I said, life is too short, even in August. TC's possible role in it is semi-interesting to me because of previous stuff that happened.

charles said:

The only thing vaguely interesting was that TC took the time to show up on the NLS discussion about the e-mail, to make a single 1-line unsolicited comment to the effect that "I wasn't sent the e-mail".

I assumed at the time that TC was saying that he WOULD have received the e-mail, and since he DIDN'T, he was questioning the veracity of the story, and I therefore questioned it as well.

I have since learned the e-mail DID exist and WAS sent to some conservatives.

I don't know why therefore TC took the time to deny he had received it.

Given those who received it, there was only one path that it could have reached Ben and it would have gone straight through Vince (who would have received it second-hand from someone who received it in error and would have naturally thought it was intended for him.)

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