July 07, 2010

BREAKING: Democrat Senators Still Not Dead

Wishing politicians dead is one of the most normal actions a human being can undertake. Sending out fake press releases announcing their deaths?

New, and annoying

At least three Democratic senators have been subjects of false reports of their deaths in the past two days, prompting the U.S. Capitol Police to open an investigation into the matter.

Several news outlets received a hoax e-mail news release, announcing the death of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday. Leahy, 70, who participated in July 4 events, is alive and well, according to spokesman David Carle.

"It was spoofed to look as if it had come from the office," Carle said.

A copy of the e-mail, posted on the Web site of Washington's WTOP radio, said Leahy had died of liver cancer.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), an 86-year-old appropriator who recently announced he is free from a form of stomach cancer, was also spoofed, his office confirmed.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who serves on the Judiciary and Appropriations committees with Leahy, was subjected to a hoax of the same kind on Monday, her office confirmed. Similarly, she was said to have died of cancer at her home.

You might assume all of these bogus messages are coming from the same person (and you'd probably be right).

Has anyone seen Helen Thomas lately?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 7, 2010 08:19 AM

Feinstein sure looked dead on TV the other day. Are you sure about that?

Technically all three could be labeled as brain dead.

Posted by: David at July 7, 2010 08:28 AM

"Has anyone seen Helen Thomas lately?"

I got an email that said she had died....

Posted by: arb at July 7, 2010 09:24 AM

Death isn't a career barrier in the Democrap party.

After all, most of their voters are dead, too.

Posted by: democratsarefascists at July 7, 2010 03:04 PM

maybe someone forgot to type "brain" in front of the word "dead".

Posted by: J.T, Wenting at July 8, 2010 03:17 AM

I knew Lautenberg was a senior citizen but I didn't know he was 86. Does Chris Christie get to appoint a successor if the likely happens?

Posted by: CJ at July 11, 2010 02:15 AM