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Republican Gets 10 Months For Phone Jam

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

James Tobin, a former Republican National Committee official, arrives at U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H. with his wife, Ellen, Wednesday, May 17, 2006, to be sentenced for his role in helping jam Democrats’ phone lines in New Hampshire on Election Day 2002. Tobin was convicted last December on two criminal charges of telephone harassment in the scheme.

GOP Operative Sentenced For Phone Jamming

May 18, 2006

CONCORD, N.H. — He says he’s tried to live his life "honestly and with integrity." But former Republican National Committee official James Tobin will serve 10 months in prison for his role in jamming the phones of New Hampshire Democrats on Election Day 2002.

Tobin is the third person sent to prison in the case. He was convicted in December for helping to arrange more than 800 hang-up calls. Those calls jammed get-out-the-vote phone lines set up by the state Democratic Party and the Manchester firefighters’ union for about an hour.

In that election, Republican John Sununu defeated then-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in a Senate race many considered to be a cliffhanger.

In 2004, Tobin served as New England chairman of President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign but stepped down when Democrats accused him of playing a role in the jamming.

Cliffhanger? Sununu defeated Jeanne Shaheen 51 percent to 46 percent. But the AP never lets facts get in the way of a "dastardly Republican" story.

And notice how early and often the AP mentioned Tobin’s party affiliation. Compare and contrast that to any story of Democrat dirty tricks or corruption from our one party media. Such as this one from our archives.

Meanwhile, the DNC has recently tapped Kerry’s brother for a leading position. While working for John Kerry’s House campaign, Cameron broke into their rival candidate’s headquarters on election day to cut their phone lines.

And of course more recently, we have the case of the tire-slashers in Michigan, who prevented who knows how many from being able to vote. But they were "Democratic activists" as the papers called them. So they got probation.

Meanwhile, the Republican goes to prison for ten months for frustrating some (probably illegal) phone spamming by some hired union thugs for an hour.

(Thanks to Jim Wilson for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 18th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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