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April 13, 2010

Jindal Staffer and Boyfriend Badly Beaten, Hospitalized After Leaving Fundraiser

Bobby Jindal's campaign finance director Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend Joe Brown were hospitalized this weekend after they were badly beaten leaving a Friday night fundraiser at Brennan's Restaurant being held for the Louisiana Republican Party.

According to various reports, Bautsch and Brown left the restaurant and were going to their car parked two blocks away when the incident occurred. One of Bautsch's legs was badly broken, and required surgery. It will be 2-3 months before she recovers. Brown suffered a concussion, broken nose, and broken jaw. It sounds as if he was very lucky to avoid a fractured skull, or worse.

Some commenting on the story have implied that the couple was targeted for wearing Sarah Palin pins, and that the assailants were left wing protestors that has been outside the restaurant earlier in the evening. There is absolutely no evidence that supports either of these contentions at this time. In fact, Michelle Malkin reports that they were not wearing Palin pins.

There simply isn't enough information to know what occurred or why at this time, and the NOPD and Jindal's office are refusing to provide more details because of the assault investigation.

If it turns out that they were targeted for being part of the fundraiser and suspects can be identified, it will be interesting to see if hate crimes charges will be filed.

Update: More details of the assault have been released:

New Orleans police say that the incident began about 10:45 p.m. when a group of three to five men made "derogatory comments" to Bautsch and her boyfriend. When the man described as the male victim "turned toward" the group of men, at least one of the men struck him repeatedly. The woman "fell to the ground and screamed," the news release said.

Police released a description of one suspect, saying he was in his 20s, looked "dirty," and wore his hair in an auburn-colored ponytail. The man was 6 feet, 1 inch tall with a thin build, police said. He wore a light-colored T-shirt and dark pants.

Update A slightly different description:

Police said they only have a description of one of the suspects, who was described as a white man who appeared to be dirty, in his 20s, about six feet tall with a thick build and thin face. He had a beard and auburn-colored hair in a pony tail. His accomplices were also said to be white men
Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 13, 2010 05:59 PM
Comments

Okay, someone has to ask. Were the attackers black? If so, well, we will know they were not attacked because they are republicans.

Posted by: Bob at April 13, 2010 11:23 PM

There are a number of things that suggest this might not have anything to do with Left/Right politics at all.

Letís not jump just yet.

Posted by: Rob Miller at April 13, 2010 11:36 PM

So auburn colored pony tail? The perp was white? I know I know I'm a bastard for asking about this, but I want to get an idea what's up with this.

Posted by: Bob at April 14, 2010 01:55 AM

Police released a description of one suspect, saying he was in his 20s, looked "dirty," and wore his hair in an auburn-colored ponytail. LOL.

Posted by: limo at April 14, 2010 06:53 AM

"...he was in his 20s, looked "dirty," and wore his hair in an auburn-colored ponytail. The man was 6 feet, 1 inch tall with a thin build..."

1) Twenty-something college slacker? Check.
2) Passing acquaintance with personal hygiene? Check.
3) Long hair? Check.
4) Typical skinny vegan build? Check.

Sounds like one of them Lefty hippy types to me. :P

Posted by: Scott at April 14, 2010 08:14 AM

It is going to get really hard to hold back the tide of smashing the liberals if their violence doesn't stop. For starters time to never let the liberals back into political power. They are lacting much like the faciists they say we are.

Posted by: Ron at April 14, 2010 09:53 AM