PSYCHOPATHIC REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE THREATENS GOVERNOR SPITZER'S ELDERLY FATHER
The Roger & Nydia Stone Family
Earlier today a blogger friend from upstate New York was telling me about someone he said was the sickest, meanest Republican north of the Beltway. It was about some Rove-inspired dirty trick he had played on a congressional candidate last year. A few hours later I got an e-mail entitled "Speaking of the Devil." It was a link to a NY Times story about Eliot Spitzer's 83-year old father, Bernard, being threatened by an obviously deranged Republican consultant-- the same vicious GOP operative he had been telling me about, Roger Stone.
The Times includes an mp3 so you can hear the actual call from Stone to the governor's dad. The Times also includes a warning: "Includes Strong Language." But don't worry, if you're a regular DWT reader, you've heard worse. Give it a listen. Stone, being a Republican, denies it all. The Times describes him, generously, as "a seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics who has worked for Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan and for George W. Bush in the 2000 recount battle, adamantly denied the allegation in an interview, calling it “the ultimate dirty trick.” He asserted that allies of Governor Spitzer may have gained access to his home phone to make the threatening call."
Stone, perhaps projecting standard GOP operating procedures onto Spitzer, says his apartment may have been busted into so the call could be made from there. "He said his apartment building on Central Park South is owned by H. Dale Hemmerdinger, a fund-raiser for Mr. Spitzer who is the governor’s nominee to be chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and suggested that allies of the governor might have given access to his apartment to someone who made the threatening call."
Mr. Stone said: “They have unfettered access to my apartment. I am on television constantly. As Gore Vidal said, never pass up the chance to have sex or be on television. Putting together a voice tape that sounds like me wouldn’t be hard to do.”
Mr. Stone said he could not remember where he was on the date of the purported call and had no specific evidence that his apartment had been entered without authorization. But he said he believed that things have been missing from his apartment recently.
UPDATE: THE STONES ARE ALLEGEDLY DIRTY, DIRTY PEOPLE
As soon as I saw that repulsive picture of Stone and Nydia I grabbed it off google. It just looked so gross and so much like the kind of people who would make anonymous threats to an 83 year old. Well, a friend of mine put the picture in context by sending me an old clipping from the Associated Press. The picture is from a far earlier, but no less icky scandal.
According to the New York tabloids, the Stone family thinks a family that goes to sex clubs together stays together. As with the latest accusations, Stone denied everything... of course. "The tabloids claim that Mr. Stone and his wife, Nydia, placed messages on an X-rated Internet site and ads in sex magazines seeking male and female partners. They said photographs of a shirtless Stone and his wife in a sexy black lingerie also appeared in one magazine... The Post quoted Mr. Stone as conceding that the bills for the postings on the Internet site were paid for with his credit card. He told the newspaper the post office box number listed on the Internet site belonged to him, but had been improperly obtained." Now doesn't that sound familiar!
NEW YORK STATE'S WORST REPUBLICROOK FINALLY RESIGNS; STILL NOT IN PRISON
Actually the NY State Senate Leader, Joseph Bruno, fired Stone, as "a distraction." He was distracting people away from Bruno's idiotic and slanderous agenda of attacking Gov. Spitzer and making them focus of what the Republican Party is.