Damn, that Jill Hazelbaker doesn't know
how to use the internets
This whole thing is just amazing. Stupid doesn't even begin to describe it. Tom Kean Jr's campaign spokeperson is posting on a blog under a psuedonym. Holy shit.
Confirmed: Kean Jr Campaign Behind Astroturfing
Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 09:01:35 AM EDT
| It's official now. What was very strong evidence that the Tom Kean Jr campaign was behind all the troll postings is now irrefutable proof. Below is the header information from an email sent out by Tom Kean Jr campaign spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker. Some information has been removed to protect the innocent, but the important thing here is that Jill Hazelbaker's IP address is 18.104.22.168: |
Received: from tomkean.com (mail.xquizit.com [22.214.171.124])
by XXXXX with ESMTP id XXXXX;
Received-SPF: neutral (XXXXX is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of email@example.com)
Received: from KFS05 [126.96.36.199] by tomkean.com with ESMTP
(SMTPD32-8.15) id XXXXX;
From: "Jill Hazelbaker"
This is the same IP address that several troll comments last night were posted from. It's pretty obvious that those comments were posted by Hazelbaker herself. The content of the comments is a dead giveaway. In one comment, "cleanupnj" says:
"What happened to Mr. Mark Davis, the counsel who apparently gave Boss Bob "verbal approval" to line his pockets with tax-payer funded federal money."This sounds like nearly the exact same thing Jill Hazelbaker said to reporter Herb Jackson in his story today:
"Menendez said it was another person that originally gave him approval, now his corroborating witness doesn't remember the act of approval."And then there's this highly defensive comment from "usedtobeblue" protesting attacks on Hazelbaker:
Also, you guys are upset about the attacks on Menendez, but isn't it a little bit hypocritical to then attack his press secretary.Wow. I'm sure that's what random, rank-and-file supporters are thinking: "Why is that blog attacking the press secretary?" Uh huh.
And perhaps the most damning evidence, again from "cleanupnj" (emphasis mine):
She is also married to Russ Feingold's legislative director. Unbiased source? A conflict of interest certaintly. And the woman isn't even sure if she gave Boss Bob approval anyway.That was not public information until Herb Jackson's article appeared this morning. That's something only Herb and the people he spoke with for the article, like the campaign spokespeople, could have known at 7:15 PM yesterday.
Jill - your campaign has been exposed. You're nothing but a bunch of liars, and sadly, you can't even do that well.
Update: More Amateur Hour at the Kean Jr Campaign - Jill Hazelbaker strikes again in the comments below.
| jmelli :: Confirmed: Kean Jr Campaign Behind Astroturfing |
posted by Steve @ 12:17:00 PM