Skip to comments.Heard on the Hill: Hot-Button E-Mail
Posted on 10/07/2009 6:17:43 AM PDT by KRyanJames
Army Col. Conrad Reynolds is one of several Republicans vying to take on Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) for Arkansas Senate seat in 2010. Reynolds campaign issued a press release last week blasting Lincoln for a vote, and among those who received it was Greg Chance, the news director of an NPR affiliate based at Arkansas State University.
It seems Chance attempted to forward the e-mail to Katie Laning Niebaum, Lincolns Washington-based communications director. In his forward, which HOH obtained, Chance mocked the press release and even the campaigns logo, which features the Army colonel insignia.
There was another one from this nimrod earlier today which I lost. I just love his logo. That ought to go over really well with the enlisted people. (ha ha), he writes.
One problem: Chance must have hit the reply button instead, because his message went straight to Kenneth Ryan James, the campaigns spokesman.
Not surprisingly, James did not find Chances e-mail terribly amusing. We dont necessarily appreciate Mr. Chance calling Col. Reynolds, who commanded troops in Baghdad, among other things, a nimrod, James told HOH.
James still hasnt responded to Chances e-mail. But he argues it was a conflict of interest for Chance to send Laning Niebaum the message, pointing out that his e-mail account is taxpayer-funded through the university. James also questioned whether Lincolns Senate office solicited the e-mail.
HOHs multiple attempts to reach Chance were unsuccessful. But we did get in touch with Laning Niebaum.
That is an interesting allegation from the Reynolds campaign, Laning Niebaum said. I did not receive the e-mail you referenced. Sen. Lincolns office has never solicited a reporter for any materials from a possible opponents campaign.
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If NPR is trashing him then he must be good.
NPR - lies you can count on.
Typical NPR objectivity?!
Tho obviously very bad form, were any laws broken because it is Nat. PUBLIC Radio?
Put Sarah Plain beside the good colonel and this is a win!
Taxpayer funded email abuse... Acorn volunteer? (Smirk) who has the arkansas ping list?
Any of you know who has arkansas ping list?
Isn’t a “nimrod” someone who replies via personal email to the wrong recipient?
I live in Desoto county MS, but I have a 901 cell phone which is Memphis. Thinking its quite easy that an West Memphis, Arkansas resident could have a Memphis number, I have been calling Blanche’s to complain.
the actual definition of Nimrod is “mighty hunter or warrior”. But nobody at NPR would be educated enough to know that...
Being called names by liberals as if we were all on an elementary school playground is becoming a real badge of honor. Keep it up you libtards.
Hey YOU! NPR is a pure example of ‘fair and balanced’ news coverage provided by OUR government. Are YOU anti-government?
I don’t know how, exactly, but I feel sure that this is racist.
Sarah Palin: Like Mike Ditka, except with breasts.... (/snl skit)
Sounds like an Army Colonel to me.