Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Democrats Misfire On Student Who Questioned Chelsea About Lewinksy

During this last week's broadcast of Indiana Week In Review, Democrat Ann DeLaney jumped all over Butler University student Evan Strange, falsely accusing him of being a Republican plant. Strange is the student who questioned former first daughter Chelsea Clinton about her father's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. DeLaney asserted that Strange was a registered Republican primary voter and a member of the Young Republicans. DeLaney's source was the Indiana Democratic Party. Today, WISH-TV's Jim Shella sets the record straight. It seems the state party confused Strange with another person with the same name. Shella writes:

Democrats accused Evan Strange last week of being a Republican primary voter and a member of the Young Republicans. They were in error.

Strange is the fellow who asked the Monica Lewinsky question of Chelsea Clinton at Butler University. I e-mailed him today for a response to the accusations and this is his answer:

“This upcoming election will be the first time I have ever voted in any election. I am in no way, nor have I ever been, associated with Young Republicans, or any political group or club.”

When confronted with that response state Democratic Chairman Dan Parker admitted that his research found two people named Evan Strange in Indiana (from the same age group) and apparently confused the two.

The Indiana Democratic Party and Ann DeLaney both owe Strange a big apology. This is not the first time this type of thing has happened. Former state party spokesperson Jen Wagner falsely accused Ryan Vaughn of being a registered voter in a different council district when Republicans caucused to appoint him to take the place of Jim Bradford. I made the mistake at that time of repeating the information Wagner furnished about Vaughn's voting address on this blog. As it turned out, Wagner had the voting address of a different person with the same name.

9 comments:

Wilson46201 said...

I quite agree!

Calling that nice young man a Republican is a stain which will remain on his name the rest of his life ... I hope he sues Ann Delaney for libel and slander!

indyernie said...

The Clintons, Delaney, Parker, Wilson, Carson, Wagner they just can't help themselves. They are all so full of hate.
Mr. Strange should think long and hard before aligning himself with a bunch of haters.

jon said...

Full story here:

http://dawgnetnews.com/archive/080331/4865.html

Wilson46201 said...

...and the ever-sweet Ernie Shearer first calls our new Democratic Congressman André Carson a terrorist and a traitor but he then calls Democrats haters? His brain must be clogged up with moldy yellow chicken feathers!

MissouriDemocrat said...

No Wilson on this one I am with you. These conservatives are so full of themselves that they spout hate, and if we disagree we are haters and unpatriotic. Not that I like our current Congressman anymore than they do, I do not see a Democratic Party that is full of hate and quite the opposite I see a Conservative Movement that wants to deny everyone else having an idea contrary to their ideas.

indyernie said...

"...and the ever-sweet Ernie Shearer first calls our new Democratic Congressman André Carson a terrorist and a traitor"

I call them as I see them. Those with whom we associate know us. Crooks hang with other crooks. Terrorist hang with other terrorist. Hate preaching democrats hang with other hate preaching democrats. Carson took money from someone with known connections to terrorist. If he is associating with terrorist what does that make him, a patriot?

Thanks for the complement I do try to be as sweet as possible...sometimes it comes through.

indyernie said...

“I do not see a Democratic Party that is full of hate”

With all do respect MD, I know a good Optometrist.

Bart Lies said...

Dang, what was the confusion? The Dem's don't have any trouble correctly interpreting the 'data' they find in dumpsters.

K2H said...

indyernie wrote, "Hate preaching democrats hang with other hate preaching democrats"

indyernie, how do you characterize the preaching of Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Jesse Helms?...Men who are considered spiritual representatives for the religious right and therefore the Republican party.