Ashley Todd, this is your fifteen minutes of “fame.” “Enjoy” it.
For those coming here for more information, Todd, with a black eye and a “B” carved into her cheek, claimed she was attacked by a 6 foot 4 black man at an ATM in Pittsburgh, Pa. Not a day after the story broke, police realized inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test, the results of which have not been released yet, but to us nerds, we can assume an ‘epic fail.’
Todd, a Republican, was a member of the College Republicans. The CR released a statement (link to the Huffington Post) here, stating “‘When Ms. Todd initially contacted us claiming to have been attacked, our first reaction was obviously to be concerned for her safety,’ said College Republicans communications director Ashley Barbera. ‘We are as upset as anyone to learn of her deceit. Ashley must take full responsibility for her actions.'”
According to the same source, both John McCain and Sarah Palin called Todd to make sure she was alright. The Obama campaign even released a statement condemning the attack.
Additionally, Todd told police that her attacker, after “putting a knife to [her] throat” proceeded to leave…until he “noticed the bumper sticker on [her] car” and then came back and said “you’re with the McCain campaign? I’m going to teach you a lesson,” which led to her black eye and “B” carved into her cheek.
Was this some sort of attempt at inciting even more racial tension before the election? Leave your two cents below; I could use the spare change.
P.S – Look for her on Olberman’s “worst person in the world” tonight – something tells me she’ll be it.