Scozzafava Calls The Cops On A Reporter

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Oct 20, 2009 11:14 AM
This is dirty! John McCormack, a reporter for The Weekly Standard, approached Dede Scozzafava, the Republican candidate in the hot NY-23 race, and asked her about abortion. After she didn't reply, he asked again, and then a third time.

She avoided him and walked to her car. Then she called the cops... on McCormack. The officer who responded to the incident explained it to McCormack by saying Scozzafava was just being cautious. Here's McCormack recounting the officer's explanation:

"Maybe we do things a little differently here, but you know, persistence in that area, you scared the candidate a little bit...[Scozzafava] got startled, that's all...It's not like you're in any trouble," Officer Grolman told me.

Maybe McCormack wasn't any trouble, but when was the last time you heard a political candidate actually becoming so skittish over a reporter's questioning that she was compelled to contact the authorities? That's a candidate who not only doesn't know what's good for her, but one who has a lot to hide.