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Bet you a buck it's a hoax. Does that "B" look like it was cut with a knife? And it's reversed -- like someone scratching it on while looking in a mirror. A careful, dyslexic robber?

If not I'm going to feel like a cynical bastard. But I think, "Nah." My intuition is that we have a woman punched by her boyfriend and looking for some drama. No: of course it's not a campaign ploy, I'm guessing a lone, disturbed woman.

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  1. Blogger Melinda Says:

    My intuition said "Hoax" when I heard it on the news this morning.

    Now that I've seen her picture, it reminds me of this Anne Tyler novel where a disturbed young woman is trying to get this musician to notice her, so she carves his name into her forehead. Backward. While looking into a mirror.

  2. Anonymous MiM Says:

    Just plain sad. This was of course the headline on foxnews.com and Drudge. I gave her the benefit of the doubt until I looked a little further. She was attacked because of a bumber sticker? OK, except that her story is quickly falling apart from every angle. None of the details stack up, so lets look at her profile briefly. Student at Texas A&M. Took a year off to work on the Republican campaign. OK.

    Twitter update before the "attack":
    "Pretty sure I'm on the wrong side of pittsburgh"

    Her MySpace is now down, but still on Google cache. Here's her main quote:
    "Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her cloths off, but its better if you do."

    I could easily go on, but why bother. The damage to the McCain campaign is already done.