First his roomie and former campaign staffer Michael Aaron Lay gets indicted for voter fraud.
Then on Monday a Republican blogspot posts a 2004 photo of McHenry with a report that he's surrounded by underage drunk Young Republicans for whom his campaign allegedly provided the beer. (The lollipop was his reward for winning a Catawba County straw poll he fixed by bussing in said YRs.)
Then Pat's pitbull attack dog (and former chief of staff) Jason Deans gets outed for a number of DUIs and a manslaughter charge.
Here's the outing:
Jason Deans experience with the criminal justice system comes not from a law school education, but rather from his own experience as a criminal defendant. Jason Deans was charged in the past with killing a man in an automobile wreck. Since then Mr. Deans has had a checkered past as he has been cited numerous times for traffic violations and spent a good deal of time in our state’s criminal courts.
And, in case you were feeling sorry for Mr. Deans, read his lovely comparison of the extended two-year voter fraud investigation of Lay to the rush-to-judgment Duke Lacrosse rape case (from the Shelby Star):
“This is the culmination of a three-year smear campaign against Congressman McHenry, his campaign workers and supporters,” said Jason Deans, a spokesman for McHenry’s political campaign. “This case is much like the Duke lacrosse case in that a politically motivated district attorney sought an indictment against a young man without even granting him an interview.”And that's just what the Republicans are saying about him!
Oh, remember that money-laundering indictment I told you about several weeks ago (before anyone else, may I brag?) Well, those rumors haven't died. They've recently been confirmed.
Are we having fun yet?
Crossposted at BlueNC and Scru Hoo