New photos show Kos Kid shoved his way towards George Allen

posted at 1:22 pm on November 2, 2006 by Allahpundit

As Rick Ellensburg might say, “This is who they are. This is what they do.”

Portrait of a victim: [photos removed at the paper's request].

Quoth Mike Stark by way of Jon Henke: “I didn’t push anyone that I remember.”

Captain Ed’s already written the post I wanted to write, replete with a link to Dan Riehl’s latest about what looks to be another eleventh hour dirty trick from the left. The only thing Ed missed that I’d add is Byron York’s column yesterday explaining how Stark’s provocation served as a kind of trojan horse for the media:

If you have kept up, you know that left-wing bloggers have been agitating for the release of the records from Allen’s divorce from his first wife, Anne. There is a rumor among those bloggers that the records will reveal an allegation that Allen spit on Anne Allen, and the bloggers have been angry that press outlets have not reported the story…

That’s where Mike Stark came in. His bit of theater with Allen in Charlottesville got wide coverage. And in today’s Washington Post, sure enough, Stark succeeded in getting the spitting rumor into print. “W. Michael Stark, who identified himself in an e-mail after the incident as a University of Virginia law student, yelled a question at Allen about whether he had ever spit on his first wife, an unsubstantiated charge that has been circulating on liberal blogs on the Internet,” the paper reported…

Mission accomplished. The spitting story is now officially in circulation. The incident shows what a dedicated activist — no longer a prankster — can do, with a little brazenness and a willing press.

Where have we seen that pretextual M.O. used before?


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C’mon, who hasn’t spit on their first wife from time to time?

Enrique on November 2, 2006 at 1:27 PM

Seriously cool visual effects with the pictures there AP.

Much better than clicking a bunch of links.

EFG on November 2, 2006 at 1:30 PM

Busted

Defector01 on November 2, 2006 at 1:30 PM

Not only is Stark an idiot, it looks like he and basic hygiene may only be distant acquaintances.

ReubenJCogburn on November 2, 2006 at 1:31 PM

As gross as that is, is it really that big of a deal?

I mean do they believe that a story about possible spitting is enough to ruin a man’s career?

Esthier on November 2, 2006 at 1:31 PM

I’m sorry but that video is hilarious. Watch as the Stark and the guy he shoved get wedged in the doorway. Note Stark’s “disguise”- it’s a white shirt with an “Allen” sticker on it! This is why lawyers have a bad name.

bloggless on November 2, 2006 at 1:32 PM

Seriously cool visual effects with the pictures there AP.

I pinched that from the Allen blog. I don’t think they’ll mind.

Allahpundit on November 2, 2006 at 1:33 PM

It looks like some new kind of lib Tango dance.

bloggless on November 2, 2006 at 1:35 PM

After he shoves the guy, Stark even cups his fists!

The Kos poster child.

Topsecretk9 on November 2, 2006 at 1:39 PM

Ooops.

p0s3r on November 2, 2006 at 1:41 PM

…them wacky Kosby kids.

Was that a giant L in the middle of his greasy forehead? I think it was!

SilverStar830 on November 2, 2006 at 1:41 PM

This is nothing. You guys just wait. Now that Kerry seems to have stalled the momentum, they will do anything. The next week will be something to see.

Mark my words.

Rightwingsparkle on November 2, 2006 at 1:50 PM

Rightwingsparkle, if they do pull some wacky shenanigans, we can come back with this.

(linked from Drudge)

pullingmyhairout on November 2, 2006 at 1:53 PM

All your spit are belong to us!

Ancienthistory on November 2, 2006 at 1:57 PM

“Thugs for life.” No, I would suspect they’re pro-choice.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on November 2, 2006 at 1:57 PM

Does anyone else think this guy looks like the lonely and slimy Mark David Chapman/John Hinkley type? I wouldn’t want him getting anywhere near Allen.

SillyRyno on November 2, 2006 at 2:06 PM

This is the same kind of crap the asshole Democrats did in 2004. They think they are “entitled” to do violence in furtherance of their campaign, whether it is invading a Bush/Cheney campaign office or firing guns into them.

The arrogance — that they have a damned right to do violence — is just one of the reason why I hate liberal Democrats.

Stark should have been arrested for assault.

georgej on November 2, 2006 at 2:14 PM

I keep trying to post the link to this page on Mark’s site .., it gets posted, then … it keeps disappearing.

*head scratch*

yo on November 2, 2006 at 2:17 PM

Unhinged.

vcferlita on November 2, 2006 at 2:23 PM

C’mon, who hasn’t spit on their first wife from time to time?

I think it was Jenna Jameson who once said: Why use lube when spit works a whole lot better.

So what we have, if Allen did indeed spit on his wife, is a guy trying to reconcile and bring a little bit of romance back in a effort to save his failing marriage.

At least that’s how I see it. Of course my meds haven’t kicked in yet either.

phineas g. on November 2, 2006 at 2:25 PM

Pure desperation. Webb must be in trouble. I’m encouraged.

fogw on November 2, 2006 at 2:27 PM

Looks like Stark has been given a broader stage in order to get his “tactics” out.

Enoxo on November 2, 2006 at 2:30 PM

Someone should have kneed Stark in the balls. Drop him on the spot.

EF on November 2, 2006 at 2:31 PM

That kid is *seriously* lucky they didn’t just shoot him.

What he did was clearly prosecutable assault – and it was an assault that took place five feet away from a senatorial candidate.

The kid is going to be stunned when he find’s out HE’S prosecuted. And he really ought to thank God he’s still breathing. If Allen’s security had shot the kid, it would have been entirely justified. I guarantee no Virginia jury would convict.

Note to the Klueless Kos Kiddies: you might not wanna try this with a presidential candidate.

Priceless stuff!

Professor Blather on November 2, 2006 at 2:32 PM

Maybe she went out without her meat covered. And maybe it wasn’t spit, it was drool.

bloggless on November 2, 2006 at 2:36 PM

agreed it was drool…heh

MarkB on November 2, 2006 at 2:45 PM

This clown claims to be an ex-Marine.

How does a marine get man-handled by a couple of old out-of-shape campaign aids?

Does anyone have any info on his military record?

I think Mikey’s military history might be an interesting read.

Gregor on November 2, 2006 at 2:54 PM

Allen spit on his ex-wife?

His ex-wife says it never happened and she has publicly stated that it’s a discusting dishonest attack on Allen.

Gregor on November 2, 2006 at 2:58 PM

Not as “disgusting” as my spelling. Crap

Gregor on November 2, 2006 at 2:58 PM

I mean do they believe that a story about possible spitting is enough to ruin a man’s career?

Esthier on November 2, 2006 at 1:31 PM

Yes, they do, and unfortunately, it could have an effect. While more informed people will probably not factor that in their decisionmaking at the polls, the less informed and more easily-swayed just might.

Rick on November 2, 2006 at 3:05 PM

I noticed that the liberal Enrique attempted what liberals always do when embarrassed or caught: Change the subject and quick!

The guy that was tackled looks nutty, as do many liberals. George Allen is a sitting Senator, and here comes this crazy looking wacko pushing his way towards him. He could have been an assassin. The crazy liberal was lucky he was pushed down and not shot.

januarius on November 2, 2006 at 3:06 PM

Enrique is a lib? We sure got a lot of libs in here when Allah opened the gates.

Rick on November 2, 2006 at 3:12 PM

If a conservativer blogger did this to a liberal polition, the liberals would have them arrested on assault charges.

Why didn’t Allen’s crew didn’t call the police?

Lawrence on November 2, 2006 at 3:14 PM

I think it was Jenna Jameson who once said: Why use lube when spit works a whole lot better.

…I see *twisted* people….

Puritan1648 on November 2, 2006 at 3:18 PM

Out of control rage can’t be good on his heart…assuming liberals have hearts.

SouthernGent on November 2, 2006 at 3:22 PM

This clown claims to be an ex-Marine.

…so what. Murtha is an “ex-Marine”, and look where he ended up. Weasley Clark is an ex-soldier, Tillman’s brother is an ex-Ranger. Look where in the spectrum they ended up.

It’s not about what you *once* were, it’s about what you’ve learned to become, and what of your experience stays with you. In this guy’s case, combatives don’t appear to have been indelibly printed on his gray matter.

Seeing this clip, I revise my earlier stated opinion on this incident — which seems not to have served the Left nearly as well to distract from the Kerry debacle as they might’ve hoped. While the staffer might’ve lost it, it’s a little more understandable now.

This guy was a threat…not of physical mischief (unless he could draw a piece quicker than he take a hint), but of contaminating the candidate with geek-funk. That takes a lot of Dutch Cleanser and elbow-grease to wash off.

What a maroon….

Puritan1648 on November 2, 2006 at 3:24 PM

Out of control rage can’t be good on his heart…assuming liberals have hearts.

SouthernGent on November 2, 2006 at 3:22 PM

They do, but they’re black and empty because they’ve been bleeding for decades.

Lone Star on November 2, 2006 at 3:30 PM

Someone should have kneed Stark in the balls. Drop him on the spot.

Someone tried but was nothing there.

Wade on November 2, 2006 at 3:44 PM

Puritan … you missed my point.

My point was simply that it would be interesting to get a look at Stark’s military record. I find it hard to imagine that this guy has a positive record of service.

Gregor on November 2, 2006 at 3:55 PM

This seems like a good spot to highlight the evolution of conservatives and democrats. Sorry about the cut and paste – this was emailed to me today. :)

A History Lesson

*Humans existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters and
gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and
would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in winter.

The 2 most important events in all of history were the invention of beer
and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the
beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were
the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into 2 distinct subgroups:
Liberals and Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered it required grain and that was the beginning of
agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented
yet, so while our early human ancestors were sitting around waiting for
them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how
villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night
while they were drinking beer This was the beginning of what is known as
“the Conservative movement.”

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live
off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly B-B-Q’s and doing
the sewing, fetching and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the
Liberal movement. Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into
women. The rest became known as ‘girliemen.’

Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats,
the invention of group therapy and group hugs and the concept of
democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that
conservatives provided.

Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most
powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by
the jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer
white wine or imported bottled water They eat raw fish but like their
beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.

Another interesting revolutionary side note about liberals: most of
their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social
workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood
and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated
hitter rule because it wasn’t “fair” to make the pitcher also bat.

Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide
for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys,
lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police
officers, corporate executives, Marines, athletes and generally anyone
who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other
conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to “govern” the producers
and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans
are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals
remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America . They
crept in after the Wild West was tame and created a business of trying
to get MORE for nothing.

Here ends today’s lesson in world history:

pullingmyhairout on November 2, 2006 at 3:58 PM

He might have spit on his ex-wife? Wow, that’s at least twice as bad as cheating, and three times worse than abuse!

Wolfman on November 2, 2006 at 4:10 PM

Here ends today’s lesson in world history:

pullingmyhairout on November 2, 2006 at 3:58 PM

Let me just say – HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

Priceless. And it’s funny …. cuz it’s true!

Professor Blather on November 2, 2006 at 4:18 PM

Gregor, are you suggesting that this lib is lying about his service record? Why I never heard of a Dimocrat making up or doctoring up their military career………Oh, wait………
(Hey, I’m one of the newbies. Where’s the preview window at this site?)

rayvet on November 2, 2006 at 4:43 PM

Apart from the obvious set-up, how many times did Stark glance at the camera during his 15 seconds of video fame? (other video) Demonstrating acute self-awareness: dead giveaway.
Now the more interesting question: Where did this rumor come from? Earlier it was reported that Allen’s divorce records were sealed. So, this might be 1) a pure lie 2) heresay from aquaintances 3) something out of one of two places: sealed court documents or FBI file. No. 3 raises intriguing legal issues regarding privacy.

naliaka on November 2, 2006 at 4:48 PM

Out of control rage can’t be good on his heart…assuming liberals have hearts.

…even whores have hearts. That’s an anatomical certainty.
…they’re still whores, though….

Puritan1648 on November 2, 2006 at 5:02 PM

They do, but they’re black and empty because they’ve been bleeding for decades.

Lone Star on November 2, 2006 at 3:30 PM

Good one, Lone Star! They’re discharged.

Entelechy on November 2, 2006 at 5:03 PM

Puritan … you missed my point.

…no…and I wasn’t taking you to task, either. Saw your point and am as interested as you in what this military genius has in his sad little resume.

I just used your quote as a point of departure for a rant.

I rant…and the world is my straight man…sorry….

Puritan1648 on November 2, 2006 at 5:08 PM

Here ends today’s lesson in world history:

…this could pass for a dissertation…get Columbia on the horn…they may not like the political slant, but they can’t fault the reasoning….

Puritan1648 on November 2, 2006 at 5:12 PM

Note the “Allen” button. He’s in disguise.

Hening on November 2, 2006 at 5:29 PM

$3,000.

The kos kids gave him over $3,000 in a matter of hours based only on his promise that he had some great stunts that would derail the Allen campaign. This is what they got for their money. So far, nobody has complained they got ripped off.

Remember what these Dems are willing (no, happy!) to spend money on when they assert Dems will practice fiscal responsibility.

MayBee on November 2, 2006 at 5:54 PM

The last photo shows Stark with his left hand on the door edge – it looks like he’s using the door as a weapon to bash the campaign aid.

13times on November 2, 2006 at 9:45 PM

Bleh, I could have done without seeing the hairy beer belly. He is so not in the calendar.

eucher on November 2, 2006 at 9:47 PM

If the dems win on Tuesday, are they gonna stop amusing me with their infantile behavior?

JackM on November 3, 2006 at 8:25 AM

So does anyone know where I can view the photos at since they’ve now been pulled?

ViperPilot on November 3, 2006 at 1:07 PM

(Hey, I’m one of the newbies. Where’s the preview window at this site?)

rayvet on November 2, 2006 at 4:43 PM

No preview window, luckily I found out that the posters here overlook typing errors, they look for content. Which is kool four A typest lik me.

right2bright on November 3, 2006 at 5:40 PM

Pullingmyhairout, that was very funny. Do you mind if I copy and send to some friends? How do I give you credit? If not credit can I say a friend wrote it? They will think I am hanging out with really smart people.
Why am I typing in short sentences?
Thanks for a good laugh. We have some of the best one liners, and some of the best many liners on the web.

right2bright on November 3, 2006 at 5:49 PM