Breaking News! Exclusive! Must Credit Espresso Pundit! EJ Montini, Laurie Roberts and the editorial board of the Republic and Star are working on a huge story. Warning: There will be no other coverage until thousands of column inches have been written about this massive story.
Here's the Smoking Gun for this massive media barrage: Check out this story about John McCain's "Libertarian" challenger.
Tamburri has all the markings of a stalking horse meant to pick off votes from likely GOP nominee John McCain. Tamburri was accompanied to the Secretary of State's office to file his petitions by the former executive director of the state Democratic Party. And his attorney in the petition challenge is Jim Barton, who just so happens to represent the Democratic Party.
Wow. So the Democratic party put up a Libertarian Candidate in order to siphon votes away from John McCain. How do I know that this is going to be HUGE? Because anytime anything remotely related to this topic has occurred, it has been HUGE!
Take a look at this bizarre story from Laurie Roberts...
You see, now that there's a Libertarian in Arpaio's race, Roberts believes that Arpaio is behind the effort because after all, Arpaio is in a close race and Libertarians draw votes from Republicans which means that...well whatever, the bottom line is that this Libertarian is part of a dirty trick and even though there's no evidence that Arpaio is behind it, it's clearly a shenanigan.
Now read the snippet about Tamburri again....He's a "Libertarian" running against McCain who was accompanied by a Democratic Party bigwig and is being defended by a Big Democratic Party Lawyer. The story just writes itself...or maybe it doesn't, we'll see.
Another HUGE angle is that Tamburri is obviously a SHAM CANDIDATE! He's not just a real candidate who has no chance of winning, he's part of a larger plot...which is, of course, HUGE!. You can tell that it's HUGE when you read the 23 articles that claim that Olivia Cortes wasn't just another candidate with no chance of winning.
And that's just the Republic! When you Google those very obscure terms, you get like 2,600 articles. Because after all...shenanigans. Wow. Think how many articles you will see about Tamburri! The Republic will have to print extra editions so that they can dissect his life, tell us about his elementary school experiences and cross reference his Facebook page with Democratic Party bigwigs...kind of like the Olivia Cortes coverage. Wow. I can't wait.
The next wave of stories will be all he mea culpa stories in which Laurie Roberts and EJ Montini apologize for claiming that Republican efforts to make this dirty trick a little more difficult were examples of "voter suppression" and other assorted dirty tricks. Here's the most recent example...
Here's another example.
So after the articles about the Democrats getting all Shenanigany and then the articles about Tamburri being a sham candidate, Montini and Robert will spend a lot of time pointing out that the Republicans were right. The bills that made it a little harder for Democrats to get the Libertarians on the ballot were actually a reasonable attempt to short circuit a popular dirty trick.
It looks like Tamburri has been booted off the ballot, but we know what would have come next. That's because we saw the end game of this dirty trick in previous elections. Check out this mailer that the Democratic Party sent on behalf of the Libertarian Candidate in order to defeat Jesse Kelly in 2010.
Of course, that was a smoking gun too. So maybe this story will get as much coverage as that story...which, is, of course, NONE!
The Democratic Party blatantly and openly advocated for the Libertarian candidate which caused the Republican Candidate to lose by a few thousand votes. Then when the Republican Legislature responded by making in marginally harder to pull this trick off, the media go crazy.
Now the Democratic party has been caught playing the same trick on John McCain. Let's see if the media give this story even a fraction of the coverage that they would give it if the Party labels were reversed.