This Must Be All That Campaign Hate I Am Hearing About


The home of a Central Florida Republican headquarters manager was shot up and damaged over his support of Sen. John McCain, the man told police.

Rog Coverely said several pellets pierced his Longwood home. Coverely showed several spiderwebbed-holes in the front windows of his home.

The Republican manager said he is convinced he was targeted because of new McCain signs he added around his home.

“All I can tell you is this, I have a very good relationship with my neighbors,” Coverely said. “I mow my lawn. The only thing that has changed is I have two McCain signs in my front yard.”

The story also indicates that 300 calls have come in concerning stolen or vandalized McCain-Palin lawn signs in the area.

And for all of their complaints about the outsourcing of jobs, apparently there are some jobs that Democrats have no problem sending overseas:

Republicans, furious about negative campaign phone calls made by Democrats last week in Billings, did everything but label the tactic un-American.

Turns out, they could have.

The calls were made from Romania, according to phone records submitted this week to the state commissioner of political practices.

Jack Sands, a GOP candidate in Senate District 27 and the target of the Oct. 12 calls, filed the complaint alleging that the people making the calls didn’t identify who they were calling for. Senate District 27 includes parts of Billings and Yellowstone County. State law prohibits anonymous election material.

“They’re obviously spending thousands of dollars to defeat me,” Sands said. “You’d think the least they could have done was to provide some jobs in Montana instead of exporting jobs to Romania. Maybe they couldn’t find Montanans with the stomach to make the calls.”

The gist of the calls, according to voters who spoke with The Gazette last week, was that Sands supports drug dealers and wants to keep them out of prison. What they didn’t say was that Sands is a criminal defense attorney who represents the accused for a living.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the media to condemn these attacks. Members of the press are far too much in the tank for one side to pay any attention to the fact that campaign violence and dirty tricks are, to say the least, ecumenical affairs.