In case you needed proof that Darlene Fitzgerald is a whacko fringe candidate who should be wholly ignored:
On a December story about Daniel Mongiardo, some random guy calling himself Larry Kenter left a comment praising fringe candidate Darlene Fitzgerald:
Larry Kenter // Dec 18, 2008 at 10:19 pm
Hey guys, there’s a woman named Darlene Price that has already announced that she is a democrat candidate against Jim Bunning. She’s already gotten alot of support from veterans, cops, unions and women’s organizations. She’s a former federal investigator and government corruption whistle blower. Check out her web site, it’s very impressive: www.Darlene4Senate.com
We all thought it was majorly hilarious. Major.
Then well-known political activist Mike Bailey left a comment, which was spot-on:
Mike Bailey // Dec 19, 2008 at 10:23 pm
I spoke with Darlene, and I think she is very sharp. Unfortunately her wardrobe and website are not sharp, and her campaign staff and volunteers are not interested in feedback to correct those image problems. The atrocious website and dated outfits distract us from Darlene’s message. She can’t compete with Mongiardo or Conway or Crit in any case, but if she cut a more modern figure and had a decent site and some good staff, she could get her whistle-blower issues out into the public eye and maybe get the eventual nominee to adopt those issues. If something does not change in her campaign, she will end up fading into the background – which would be a shame.
Fine and dandy. Then yesterday, nearly a month-and-a-half later, this guy named Austin Price, who is affiliated with Fitzgerald’s “campaign” as her Campaign Chairman left a comment attacking Bailey:
Austin Price // Jan 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm
Mr. Bailey you have never spoken to Darlene. It was I who responded to your email request to be a paid consultant on Darlene’s campaign. I agree with your comment that Darlene is very sharp, and that is why she is needed in Washington. The rest of your comment seems disingenuous when compared with the overwhelmingly positive feed back regarding Darlene, her website and campaign in general. Don’t lose sight of what is really important: to send qualified people to Washington who will vote our interest.
Unfortunately for Mr. Price, Bailey sent me those emails a week earlier after my original story about Darlene and her awful website. And we decided to publish the email exchange between Bailey/Fitzgerald/Price. When you read them, you’ll see that Price is not only lying about what Bailey said but that Fitzgerald is apparently endorsing such a bad deed.
Here’s our original comment containing the messages.
UPDATE: HAHAHA! As a commenter has pointed out, Austin is Darlene’s HUSBAND. That information makes it even worse.
Mike Bailey did not request to be a paid consultant– or even to be a consultant– on Fitzgerald’s campaign. Bailey and former U.S. Congressional candidate Dr. Michael Kelley encountered Fitzgerald at an event. Bailey sent an email to Fitzgerald telling her how nice it was to meet her and offered some positive feedback. This guy Austin Price, an attorney, responded like an ignorant buffoon.
Let’s take a look at those emails.
Dr. Kelley and I greatly enjoyed meeting you, and were very impressed with you in person. We love the way you fight corruption and the “pay to play” system. We think you are tough and principled. Jack Conway and Dan Mongiardo will likely enter this primary. (By the way, when they get in, are you planning on sticking it out? )
I have some questions about issues that are not on your website. I’m not really looking for yes or no answers, but reasoned opinions on how you will deal with the wedge issues such as abortion, separation of church and state, gays, and guns. … I’d like to hear how you feel about those cultural hot-button issues, and how you will deal with them.
Read the rest of the juicy, juicy hilarity with which we prove Fitzgerland’s campaign is libeling Mike Bailey after the jump…
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