Today’s metro section in the Washington Post has a very interesting piece of spin regarding Jeff Dion’s withdrawal from the Democratic convention for the 51st District. Apparently pointing out that a candidate running for office has a personals ad running on gay.com is considered a “personal attack”. That’s novel. It’s pretty amazing how the left and it’s allies at the Washington Post just can’t admit to themselves that Jeff Dion was simply a terrible candidate with an enormous amount of political baggage.
From today’s print edition article:
Jeff Dion, a Democratic candidate for the 51st House of Delegates in Prince William County’s 51st District, dropped out of the race for his party’s nomination late Friday after weeks of personal attacks by conservative blogs.
The gay father and crime victim advocate was dogged by online assaults on his sexuality and family life. Dion said his decision was influenced by other party members, who were worried that he could not win in November and that anti-gay sentiment would dominate the campaign.
In a statement on his Web site, he wrote that if he continued, “the other side would create a toxic atmosphere that would make it impossible for us to have a real debate about the important issues facing our Commonwealth.”
Dion said he will support attorney Paul Nichols, who will be the Democratic nominee.
I wonder why the online edition of this report is different than the print edition, and tones down the rhetoric so much. Did the editors realize after the fact just how goofy this article is?
UPDATE: Even the lefties agree.
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