Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kansas City Obama Supporter Files Frivolous Lawsuit

As if the rhetoric from the left couldn't get more sensational, a Kansas City Obama supporter claims to be so afraid for Barack Obama's life that she needs financial restitution from John McCain, Sarah Palin, and other Republicans.

The KC Red Star has the story:

KANSAS CITY A Kansas City lawyer and supporter of Barack Obama for president has filed suit in federal court, alleging that the Republican ticket has incited violence against the Democratic nominee.

In her lawsuit against Sen. John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and campaign manager Rick Davis, Mary Kay Green said she had been injured by their campaign tactics and suffered “terror of the heart, anxiety and grave fear” for Obama’s life.

Green said the GOP campaign had used hate speech to work its supporters into a frenzy, leading to death threats against Obama.

The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday, has been assigned to a federal court mediation program for resolution.

The Secret Service investigated the claims made by a The Scranton Times-Tribune reporter of someone in a McCain-Palin crowd yelling, "kill him" that the lawsuit refers to and found that the comments were never made. The fact that the entire account of the event that appeared in the paper was fabricated by the reporter doesn't seem to be bothering anyone.

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