Today Josh Marshall reminds us of the illegal phone jamming campaign the GOP conducted in New Hampshire during the 2002 elections. The executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party and the head of GOP Marketplace both plead guilty in the case, and most interestingly “a certain someone involved in the Bush-Cheney reelection effort” was questioned by the feds.
Marshall knows who the guy is, and so does the Manchester Union Leader.
So, tell me Josh, is it Bush campaign manager Kenneth Mehlman? Because I still have some long-term memory left, and I remember the Case of the Slipped Disk:
A computer disk with the internal 2002 and 2004 election predictions of White House political director Ken Mehlman and analysis from top Bush aide Karl Rove is making its way around Capitol Hill. A Senate Democratic aide claims he accidentally found it on a street corner near the White House and passed it on. CBSNews.com got hold of the computer file too.
As first reported in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, the analysis includes several bombshells, including White House concerns about the prospects of two incumbent Republicans facing tough re-election fights this fall: Tim Hutchinson of Arkansas and Bob Smith of New Hampshire.