When I wrote about the ACORN non-story on Monday, I mentioned a guy named Nathan Sproul, a Republican dirty tricks specialist who did some real voter registration fraud in Arizona in 2004 while being paid by the Bush campaign. Well guess who's back on on the radar in other countries, if not the US quite yet:
Remember Rove's strategy 101--whatever you're guilty of, point your finger at your opponent and scream as loudly as possible, especially if there's nothing there. It'll get the reporters scurrying around and jumping at ghosts while you keep on doing what you've been doing. And if the reporters call you on it, then claim media bias. It's frighteningly effective at times.
The campaign of John McCain has been found to have paid $175,000 to Nathan Sproul, whose firm Lincoln Strategy is accused of massive voter registration fraud, even as McCain tries to tar his opponent Barack Obama with irregularities at ACORN.
Documents show that Sproul's firm was hired for "voter registration" by McCain-Palin, the Republican National Committee and the California Republican Party. Sproul is under investigation for destroying Democrats' voter registration forms.
His firm also works to get Ralph Nader on ballots in order to divide the Democratic vote. A former employee testified that "fooling people was key to the job" and said he was told to hide his party affiliation, especially from the media.