Posted by MAXIMUS
Just when you thought 5th District Democrat Congressional Candidate Tom Perriello was a good ole' boy, here comes an email that "OUTS" him and his campaign as being addicted to grassroots campaign support from New York City.
Tom Perriello ask New Yorkers to be call residents of Virginia's 5th District...meaning Obama's New York surrogates will be harassing voters in the 5th for days...leading up to election day.
In an email sent to fellow New Yorkers today, Tom Perriello supporter Emily Weiss asked New York City liberals to come to her home to conduct a phone bank from Brooklyn NY--all under the watchful coordination of Perriello's Charlottesville staff. In fact, Perriello's staff are are advocating that “as many Tom-supporting VA-05-dwellers as possible get harassed by the Obama campaign during the last four days of the race.”
According to the email, telling these New Yorkers that you support Tom Perriello will guarantee these 5th District voters at least four phone calls from the Obama Campaign over the next few days.
Tom Perrielllo supporters should call him and the coordinator of this project, Ashleigh Crocker, and ask to be taken off the harassment list that Perriello has sent to Obama. Call them at (434) 971-1344 and demand to be taken off the list.
Now, here is the email proof. The Contemporary Conservative has obtained an exclusive email that documents Perriello's deep and dubious ties to New York, behold:
"October 30: Phone Banking From NYC to Win Virginia"
"Virginia is one of the top priorities this election. This Thursday there will be a phone banking effort in Cobble Hill to get out the vote for Congressional candidate Tom Perriello and for Barack Obama.
Tom Perriello, running for Congress in the VA-5 district against Republican Virgil Goode, may be a particularly important person for us to get into Congress because of his excellent diplomatic record. After 8 years of Bush's failed foreign policy, we need some people with excellent diplomatic skills in government to help clean up the mess. Goode is stuck in the Bush/McCain thinking. By contrast, Perriello has a record of diplomatic success in difficult regions. Back when Sierra Leone was one of the world's most violent hot spots, Tom worked with child soldiers, amputees, and local pro-democracy groups, and played a significant role in the peace and reconciliation process that ended twelve years of violence there. He then became Special Advisor and spokesperson for the International Prosecutor during the showdown that forced Liberian dictator Charles Taylor (who was also responsible for the violence in Sierra Leone) from power without firing a shot. THAT is the kind of diplomatic skill America needs after years of Bush/McCain blunders. After this success, Tom served as a national security analyst for the Century Foundation. He has worked inside Darfur and twice in Afghanistan, so he knows about the hot spots of today. This is the kind of leadership we need in Congress! He is raising record amounts of money to defeat the incumbent Republican. For me, this is a critical pick up opportunity.
Emily Weiss is setting up a phone bank to help Tom Perriello and Barack Obama in Virginia. Here is her email:
I hope you will be able to join me for a virtual phone-banking party for Tom (and Obama) this Thursday evening, October 30, between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m.
I know it's short notice, but as you may have noticed the election is coming up pretty soon, and Tom's race has gotten very close, and apparently on Friday at midnight the Obama campaign is going to freeze their get-out-the-vote universe, so up until then our calls are Very Important because we can identify voters who are leaning towards Tom and catapult them into the Obama campaign's GOTV universe, and once that happens the Obama people will call those people four more times before Election Day to make sure they don't forget to vote.
Thus, in order to make sure that as many Tom-supporting VA-05-dwellers as possible get harassed by the Obama campaign during the last four days of the race, if you show up at my apartment sometime between 6:00 and 8:30 on Thursday evening I will give you a user name, a password, a script, some talking points about all of Tom's great policies (I'll even send them to you early if you want to prep), some Halloween candy, and some beverages to keep your phone voice smoothly modulated. I live at 401 Henry St. #3, between Warren and Baltic in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (near the F/G at Bergen St., the 4/5/2/3 at Borough Hall, and the R/M at Court St.).
If you are planning to come by, please write back to this email to let me know so that I can make sure to have Ashleigh Crocker, the Perriello campaign's lovely Volunteer Coordinator, set you up with a username and password and so that I can print out some nice materials for you ahead of time. You can also call me at 347-205-7200 if you have any questions or anything.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Further, to enforce that Perriello has been out of touch and away from living in Virginia's 5th District, records reveal that Tom Perriello did not pay any personal property taxes on any vehicles in Albemarle County, VA (where his Virginia address of record is located) during the following years: 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Perriello decided to pay personal property taxes on his vehicle in 2008 to coincide with his new found interest in running for Congress in Virginia's 5th Congressional District.
To quote Billy Joel, Perriello was definitely in a "New York State of Mind" for much of this past decade. Let's all welcome Tom Perriello to the 5th District of Virginia.
One last question, what do you call a grown man who isn't married, doesn't have children, and who is now openly "cruising" for election support in New York City? What's he trying to create here? SOHO on Charlottesville?
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Posted by MAXIMUS