Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Is Mark Souder Blaming Dan Turkette?

Fort Wayne bloggers are having an impact on local elections. Sometimes this is a good thing and sometimes it's not so good. In Souder's recent press release he made the following statement:
Those active in the Kelty campaign had portrayed Cathy Hawks as a terrorist, Dr. John Crawford as a Nazi, smeared the character of Ken Neumeister, and portrayed Prosecutor Richards as a witch, just to name a few.

Here at FWL we get regular visits from somebody with a House.gov IP address and I've always assumed that it was somebody within Souder's office trying to keep up with local news and opinion. I don't think it's a stretch to assume that they also read Dan Turkette's blog Fort Wayne News. It's possible that Souder was referring to that blog in his comments above - specifically the part about Cathy Hawks and John Crawford.

Readers can visit the links and decide for themselves...

3 comments:

Eric White said...

Jeff,

I get the visits from House.gov on a daily basis as well.

I'm not sure who else, or what else, Souder might have been referring to. It certainly looks like he had Dan's blog in mind when he made those comments.

DT said...

Word is, you're correct Jeff. I'm so honored ;)

Jeff Pruitt said...

Well like I said at least the local blogosphere can say that elected officials are paying attention to what we're doing...