now that greg ballard's campaign manager has quit, does anyone still seriously believe that ballard has a chance of winning? judging from the comments on the indystar site and on right-wing blogs, the dominant right-wing meme seems to have changed from "peterson's going down!" to "the GOP doesn't want ballard to win!"
what is up with the right wing's pathetic, paranoid obsession with wilson allen? it was bad enough when gary welsh announced that wilson had "earned a place in hell". now it's gotten to the point where gary is devoting entire front-page posts to slinging mud at wilson. the irony is that if the tables were turned, and wilson were posting personal info about gary, the anonymous commenters at AI would be up in arms, calling wilson a "dumpster diver" and all sorts of other names. but when gary posts personal info about wilson, the anonymous commenters at AI are up in arms... calling wilson a "dumpster diver" and all sorts of other names.
wilson allen is, of course, a former congressional staffer and campaign volunteer for julia carson. 90 out of 100 marion county residents have probably never even heard his name before, but local right-wing bloggers seem convinced that he's some sort of gay karl rove. (sorry, did i use "karl rove" and "gay" in the same sentence? oops.) i know part of it is that they blame wilson for eric dickerson's defeat in last year's congressional election (wilson turned up the infamous dickerson police report). and at least part of it is simple homophobia. but there has to be more to it, doesn't there? ¶