Dan Riehl catches up with Dede Scozzafava:
Via TPM, it appears as though Dede (GOP Droppings) Scozzafava is now lying to the press. Or, it could be TPM is making things up. It’s always so hard to know who the liar is when there is more than one progressive involved.
Scozzafava: No Republicans Bothered To Call Me After I Dropped Out
Dede Scozzafava, the New York state Assemblywoman and former Republican candidate in the NY-23 special election, told the Syracuse Post-Standard about her experience in withdrawing from the race and endorsing Democrat Bill Owens — and decried the national conservative activists who mobilized against her and in favor of Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.
In an on the record exchange with 2008 Romney Delegate Michael Patrick Leahy R-TN, now of TCOTReport, he tried to call Dede repeatedly on Saturday and Sunday and left her two messages which were never returned. Point being, what Dede really means is, the guys writing me big checks disappeared and like a fraudulent welfare queen she’s ticked off because the well ran dry when people found out the truth about her.
Time for Yabba dabba Dede to crawl back under the rock with the rest of her progressive friends in the Democrat Party. Her fifteen minutes are almost up and she doesn’t do well in the light of day. She kind of looks like a mushroom now that I think of it. If she had any character she would have taken Leahy’s calls and had a frank chat. But, hey she’s a progressive. Why should she be held accountable for anything she does?
Scozzafava said that she received calls from two key New York Democrats, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Steve Israel, who she says did not ask her for any endorsement but instead simply told her they were sorry for how she’d been treated by the GOP. As for the Republicans, Scozzafava said: “The one thing that wasn’t occurring, as the Republicans in Washington were changing their allegiances, no one bothered to call me.”
Scozzafava denounced national conservatives for “the amount of hate and lies and the deceitfulness” used against her: “I don’t believe that should be the characteristics that define the Republican Party. I think people should be allowed to have discussions and reasonable disagreements. But this was a full frontal assault on me personally and politically, for weeks.”
Politician who calls cops on reporters doing their job probably should not be using language like “frontal assault.”
Update: And speaking of frontal assaults, “Hoffman Poll Watcher Has Tires Slashed.”