They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, but in Alan Moore’s case, perhaps it’s not so strange.
Moore, that rock-ribbed Republican, self-describes himself to Politico as “a strong conservative” who is apparently bitter over the loss of his pet candidate, liberal RINO Mike Castle. There is hell to be paid for the defeat of his pretty, and when Politico comes calling, he’s going to nuzzle the phone receiver between his ear and shoulder, kick back in his desk chair, prop his feet up on the desk, and the bile flow.
Politico describes him as someone “who worked on press releases and policy statements for two months during [Christine O’Donnell’s failed 2008 Senate] bid and now helps run the conservative site Townhall.com” in the article where he merrily trash talks O’Donnell after she won the Republican primary.
Politico has thus far taken a bat to O’Donnell with quotes from three of her former staffers–Kristin Murray, David Keegan and Alan Moore. Good reporters will include connections between sources in their articles and let the chips fall where they may. Reporters with a “narrative” to push aren’t going to let icky details muck up their stories.
Would it be surprising to learn that sources coming from the tiny overlap of set A (Republicans) and set B (Delaware campaign workers) would likely know one another? Hardly. It would be expected.
Would it flavor your reading of a story, however, if two of the three disgruntled sources are currently romantically involved? If a couple of sources are actually a couple?
Well, I can’t say for sure that there’s mutual romantic feelings going on, but it does seem that Moore has a big ol’ crush on Kristin Murray–Politico’s original O’Donnell trash-talker who popped up just in time to do an anti-Christine robo-call for the Delaware GOP on election day.
Let’s take a look at some of Moore’s sweet Twitterings:
Guess O’Donnell has learned just how feisty that Kristin can be–if only Moore would have tweeted her about that long ago.
In case you’re wondering what Kristin made him do, apparently it’s coercing someone to “steal beer”:
It sure looks like Moore and Murray are indeed sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
Good thing these tweets were copied yesterday. Clicking the links to go to the actual tweets find that Mr. Moore has begun to cover his tracks:
Now you won’t be able to see his tweets noting his backstabbing efforts unless you ask him to let you.
In the meantime, the O’Donnell campaign has raised over $1,750,000 in three-and-a-days, and she’s rolling on, as Moore and Murray fade into the past with tarnished political reputations. It’s interesting to note, though, that in an AP story about O’Donnell canceling her appearances on tomorrow’s Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday in order to attend events previously scheduled by the campaign, it says:
However, the cancellations reflect a campaign of about six staffers trying to keep up after being thrust into the national spotlight. Banister said many requests are pouring in and the campaign needs a scheduler and additional aides.
Does anyone know a good scheduler? Let’s see. Oh, it looks like Kristin Murray served in that capacity with the 2008 Presidential campaign of Tom Tancredo, where the press secretary was…well, what do you know, Alan Moore.
Watch your back, Tancredo. No telling what tidbits these two have ready for you if Hickenlooper starts feel some heat from you in the polls.
Just in case these two kids haven’t yet discovered they’re a match made in, well, somewhere, this song goes out to them….
Update: It appears that when Alan Moore tried to establish some conservative credentials by telling Politico he “helps run the conservative site Townhall.com,” it was meant quite literally. Politico readers may have gotten the impression from that job description that he was a major investor, an editorial director or some guy with a corner office stoking the right-wing fires on the internet; it turns out to be nothing of the sort. Instead, he actually works as a computer geek on projects to keep the site up and running.
As Townhall/HotAir vice president & general manager Jonathan Garthwaite wrote to Stacy McCain:
If you want to chat, we can discuss the unfortunate and unauthorized quote by Alan Moore who manages software development and search engine marketing for me at Townhall/HotAir.
Go to TheOtherMcCain to read the rest of Garthwaite’s disavowal of Moore’s comments and Townhall’s support of O’Donnell’s candidacy.