Under no circumstances did my husband hit me or my children.
Further, WTHR reports that Ms. Dickerson will join her husband for a joint press conference tomorrow to set the record straight. What a strange turn of events. What are we to make of this police report that Democratic operatives produced and the news media relied upon--a police report which allegedly was prepared by an officer who responded to the scene with FOP President Vince Huber 15 years ago? Is it for real? Why were others unable to retrieve this report when they searched for it, along with other court records, only to discover the records had long since been purged? Will this turn out to be as phony as the Donthatehimgirl.com entry Democratic operatives were circulating around the Internet as fact in an effort to destroy an African-American member of Gov. Daniels' administration? I guess some folks will do anything to destroy an African-American who dares to identify himself or herself as a Republican.
Per Abdul Hakim-Shabazz' comment below, please tune in to his radio program in the morning on WXNT/1430 AM between 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to hear portions of an exclusive interview he conducted with Ms. Dickerson tonight. He promises it's going to make a bunch of people look like idiots.
UPDATE: Regardless of what the alleged police report says, Paula Dickerson was very emphatic in her exclusive interview with Abdul that the assertions therein are untrue. In the exerpts of the interview played by Abdul this morning, she did not attempt to sugarcoat her husband's state of mind and the fact that she was very upset at him for confronting her at the door when she arrived home with a handful of groceries and he began yelling and screaming about his totalled corvette. She described a very chaotic scene with she, her husband and older daugther yelling and screaming, while the smaller children began crying. The son who wrecked the corvette was not at home she said. She was at a loss about the alleged injuries to her listed in the report. She noted that she is a very light-skinned person of mixed ethnicity, and that she gets red splotches on her skin when she becomes exercised. She was adamant that she is not the typical abused wife who is afraid to leave her husband because of financial dependency. She is a college-educated woman with a teaching degree, and she has always been able to obtain work if she wanted it throughout her marriage to Dickerson she explains. As for Rep. Carson telling the Star editorial board that her husband is a wife beater, like the good Christian Ms. Dickerson says she is, she will turn the other cheek. She will leave the political questions to her husband and others to sort out.
I would observe that the Indianapolis Star paper edition today includes no mention of this story, even though Mary Beth Schneider had an online story posted yesterday at indystar.com which confirmed Rep. Carson first raised this issue during an interview with the Star's editorial board. The lack of a story speaks volumes. Now, that online story has disappeared from the Star's website. What I believe is happening is that the Star is taking a much deeper look into the circumstances surrounding the surfacing of this issue in light of Ms. Dickerson's denial and the dubious nature of alleged police report Democrats produced to the media yesterday. This issue could boomerang big time against Carson and the Democrats.
NOTE TO DEMOCRATS: You might want to white out the social security numbers of the Dickersons the next time you post a document about them on the Internet, unless of course you want to add further insult to injury by making them the next victims of identity theft and unwarranted searching of their financial records. Per Jen's comment below, she has since redacted the SSNs from the police report posted at TDW. It was an innocent mistake she explains. Thank you to TDW for taking care of this matter. And on a personal note, I don't hold TDW responsible for this mess in any way. Any partisan blogger would have done the same thing and posted the document. My beef is the manner in which it was brought to light. I don't think Ms. Carson has any monopoly on purity to be digging up old dirt on her political opponents and throwing them out for public consumption.