Supporters of incumbent Sen. Emmet Hanger have set up a blog called “Bloggers4Hanger” where they attack challenger Scott Sayre’s wife, claim that she is a habitual drunk driver and have every link to every supposed article or comment go to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving website. They do not address Sayre on the issues and only offer empty platitudes for their candidate. They make suggestions that Sayre should perform lewd sexual acts. It is really quite incredible and one of the sleaziest things I’ve ever seen in Virginia politics.
Emmet Hanger needs to condemn such ugly tactics immediately. If he doesn’t, we can only assume that he approves of this type of vitriolic mudslinging.
UPDATE: The Cowards for Hanger coalition have apparently deleted all their posts. Fortunately, nothing disappears without a trace on the Internet. Blog Net News has all the hate and vitriol archived here. (There is also a cache of the site’s RSS feed on Google here.)
UPDATE 2: Looks like Cowards for Hanger are hiding in anonymity as they used PrivacyPost.com in order to conceal their identities. Of course, when you read posts elsewhere such as this and you take into account that both sites used “DOTSTER” as their registrar, it does make you wonder if all that is but a coincidence or something more. Then you have threats emerging such as this and a non-denial here. Could this all have something to do with Sayre not live blogging on a certain website? Witness this post from Bloggers4Hanger.com:
Where oh where is Scott Sayre?
The following individuals have had the courage to face the voters and answer candid questions in a live blog on [site-name redacted].com
Could this all be about some blogger’s undeservedly oversized ego?
Whoever it is, that is the same writer who brought you this classic on Bloggers4Hanger.com as well:
Scott S(c)arye(d) doesn’t keep appointment with VCAP either
Will he show tonight to give Dean a [lewd sex act redacted]? One never knows…….
What a class act. Hanger must be proud to have such supporters backing him. Then again, his supporters are doing physical acts of vandalism against the Sayre campaign as well.
UPDATE 3: Myron Rhodes from Republitarian.com weighs in with this comment below
Today, I received a call from Senator Hanger asking me to contact those who run bloggers4hanger to take down the blog, which I did.
Yes, I know who did the blog and will not reveal them even under torture.
As for you, Jim, you are a pathetic coward. Anyone who gets on a public roadway intoxicated threatens other innocent people. I’d bet a pinch of snuff, she did it more than twice, and I’m sure Scott knew she had issues. A drunk driver is a drunk driver.
Did I mention you are a coward, Jim?
If this was a democrat, you’d be all over it like stink on [expletive deleted].
Did I mention you are coward?
What I posted today is the tip of the iceberg.
Weren’t you George Allen’s doormat?
You’d better hope we never meet.
You’re a coward, you know that, don’t you?
Rule Number 1 at Virtucon — if you threaten anyone, you’re banned. Myron Rhodes has just joined a very short list of banned members (one that includes someone we banned for being functionally illiterate.) Say hello to the spam filter, Myron. I’m actually somewhat surprised your foul language didn’t land you there to begin with.
For the record, if this was the wife of a Democrat candidate, we wouldn’t be touching this with a ten-foot pole, either. Family members of candidates, regardless of party, are off limits in our book.