Flouting Traffic Laws: The Gateway to Lying to Police

atodd.jpgEveryone following the blow-by-blow of the presidential race is now familiar with Ashley Todd, the undergrad campaign volunteer who falsely claimed that a black man carved the letter "B" in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker. Before Todd’s story was proven to be a total fabrication, her Twitter feed surfaced on the Smoking Gun, revealing a preoccupation with traffic, reckless driving, and weaseling out of traffic tickets:

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joe_mcc.jpgSeveral tweets about traffic ensue. Meanwhile, the candidate’s younger brother, Joe McCain (right), got himself into trouble by calling 911 to complain about a traffic jam in northern Virginia.

It’s tempting to think that this behavior is the natural outgrowth of a campaign that responded to rising energy prices by making "Drill, Baby, Drill" its mantra, but the truth is that plenty of drivers — belonging to both parties — feel so entitled.

  • fdr

    In which Constitutional amendment did James Madison address the issue of u-turns? I’d love to see her full explanation, and I’d like to hear from the cop who bought it.

  • Andy B from Jersey

    Uhhh… Why is this important enough to warrant a blog thread?

  • mike

    Agreed.

  • Oh, c’mon, Andy and Mike, lighten up. File this under “desperate times call for desperate measures.”

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