The special election in New York’s traditionally Republican 23rd congressional district presents the spectacle of an intolerable liberal Republican running against the viable Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack caught up with Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava at a campaign event in Lowville, New York, yesterday. McCormack scared the hell out of Scozzafava by asking her questions on card check, taxes and abortion coverage.
McCormack scared Scozzafava so badly that she called the cops on him. “[Scozzafava] got startled, that’s all,” the officer explained to McCormack. “It’s not like you’re in any trouble.”
McCormack was relieved, but he wonders “if it’s the Scozzafava campaign that’s in trouble–with a candidate who supports card check, who is unwilling to say she’d oppose a health care bill that raises taxes or includes abortion coverage, and who is so reluctant to answer questions that she has someone with her campaign call the cops when she’s questioned by a reporter who is (if I may say so) polite–if a bit persistent.”
Robert McCain profiled the race in New York’s 23rd. Michelle Malkin took a whack at the GOP establishment that handpicked Scozzafava. In short, Doug Hoffman is a conservative running against two liberals, and we hear he can take a tough question.
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