Skip to comments.Report: Attack on Jindal Aide and Boyfriend Politically Motivated (Beaten for wearing Palin buttons)
Posted on 04/13/2010 8:47:27 AM PDT by kristinn
Joe Brown and Allee Bautsch
Allee Bautsch, chief campaign fundraiser for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and her boyfriend Joe Brown, were savagely beaten Friday night in New Orleans after leaving a Republican party fundraising dinner by a group of thugs who reportedly targeted the couple because they were wearing Sarah Palin pins.
Bautch's leg was broken and Brown incurred a broken jaw and nose as well as a concussion.
The Hayride reports that a source who visited Bautsch at the hospital the day after the attack says they were told the couple was attacked for wearing Palin buttons:
Two people at the Brennans event have now confirmed that the protest had largely broken up by the time it ended, but we also understand from someone who visited Allee Bautsch in the hospital Saturday morning that she and Brown were followed and attacked expressly because they had Palin pins on (she heard one of the attackers say Lets get them, they have Palin pins on so the attack WAS politically motivated as its victims understood it. It was not a mugging, it was not an argument gone wrong and it was not a bar fight.
The story of a Republican and her boyfriend being viciously attacked for wearing Palin buttons has yet to make national headlines, unlike say, unfounded rumors of nasty words being said by Tea Party protesters.
Michelle Malkin has also reported on it just now - she also includes a cautionary note just to make sure this is in fact a politically motivated beating and she does write about the possibility that the Palin pins could have been true but at this time it is not fact.
The more this is tweeted, blogged about, etc. we can get some answers and maybe somebody from the despicable MSM will investigate!
Here is the statement from the Governor’s Office, via Press Secretary Kyle Plotkin. He just now returned my email asking about The Hayride story. It is the same statement from yesterday.
Here was my email to him:
This story is going viral on the web as we speak. Do you have any information on this?
The Brennan’s Beatdown: Piecing Together A Story (Updated, 9:50 a.m.)
“Friday night, the Governor’s campaign fundraiser, Allee Bautsch, and her boyfriend were involved in an altercation in the French Quarter with a group of people.
While there were protestors around at that time, we are not aware of any evidence that the individuals involved in the altercation were protestors.
Allee’s leg was badly broken in the incident, she has had surgery, and she is facing a recovery time of two to three months. Her boyfriend had a concussion, and also a fractured nose and jaw. They are both expected to fully recover.
NOPD is investigating the incident and we are refraining from further comment to allow them to fully investigate and ensure justice is done. Our prayers are with Allee. She is a strong person and we are sure she will make a speedy recovery.”
Point well taken; need knockdown power so even a not-so-well placed shot takes the assailant out of the fight. After the rest start running, you can follow up on whoever's still wigglin'.
< /semi-sarc >
Dare we say: “hate crime”?!
Right. Where is Drudge? Where is Fox?
I think Hedgecock will...
My thoughts exactly... You have an orchestrated event where the media and congress-critters decided to try smearing the attendees of a Tea Party event, yet with overwhelming media attendance (cameras and tape recorders) not a single documented example of the accused smears could be found. But in this case, you have 2 people hospitalized, yet nothing in the media.
BOR claims that the media is corrupt. He's right on this case.
Please listen. That is exactly what they are trying to incite...revolution. That is the only way Obama gets total power. Marshal law...through violent upheaval. Done in every islamic fight, all through Africa....check it out. Also, every communist state.
For now, we need to keep our heads, and fight legally, and without violence.
OMG. This is so not the America I grew up in.
Thanks for the ping.
Where the Hell was FoxNews on this story!?!? They are getting as bad as the rest of them!
At least we have those public statements of outrage from the Congressional Black Caucus.../massive sarc
“Where the Hell was FoxNews on this story!?!? They are getting as bad as the rest of them!”
Seems like they like to tiptoe right up to the edge and peer over, but if what they see in the RAT abyss is too nasty, they back on down.
What about Beck?
Yet the non-existent “N-word” story remains on the front pages, especially close to April 15
He may have made his decision not to run, or he hired her for her talent and ability rather than for her political reliability.
62% were result of guns
Update at 2:15 PM CDT.
The Brennans Beatdown: Piecing Together A Story (Updated, 2:15 p.m)
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