Friday, February 16, 2007

The Far Left Picks Up On The Smears

The campaign against a non-traditional GOP candidate continues apace.

Now, it's the boys and girls at Raising Dough ... er, "Raising Kaine," who have picked up on the smear campaign against Faisal Gill, candidate for the GOP nomination for the 51st District House of Delegates seat. I suspect that it has less to do with substantive allegations of wrongdoing --- there are none of substance --- than it has to do with the fact that he is not a lilly-white man running as a Conservative. Can't let "those people" stray from the Liberal plantation, after all.

According to Josh Chernila, Faisal Gill is supposed to be responsible for the anti-Semitic rantings of one who claims to support him.

I don't know who "Asim in PWC" is. Far as I know, he's not active in PWC GOP circles, nor in Faisal's campaign. If he were to apply for membership in the PWC Republican Committee, I would actively and vigorously oppose his election. Knowing them as I do, I suspect that no magisterial district chairman in the PWC GOP Committee would even present such an individual's application for election.

I do know Faisal. The notion that the despicable views expressed by "Asim in PWC" could or should be attributed to him is ridiculous. He is a supporter of Israel, unlike the Democrat Party supported by Mr. Chernilla, which has engaged in a long campaign of moral equivalency about Israel and the terrorists who continue to attack her. He has worn his nation's uniform as an officer in the Navy, and served honorably in the Bush Administration for longer than, say, Jim Webb served as Secretary of the Navy. And unlike (I'd venture a guess) virtually any of the boys and girls at Raising Dough, ... er, "Raising Kaine," Faisal has repeatedly taken oaths to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

At the last PWC GOP meeting, I talked to Faisal about the ridiculous accusations made against him, including the notion that the radical views of some of those with whom he has worked in the past (and of which he was likely unaware; need to ask him about that) should be attributed to him. He categorically rejected those accusations. I specifically asked him if he would seek to impose Sharia law in the Commonwealth. He said "Of course not." I specifically asked him if he believed that Sharia law should be imposed in the Commonwealth. He said "Of course not."

Indeed, he pointed out that --- contrary to the campaign of hate, innuendo, and guilt-by-association being run against him --- he has educated three of his four children in Catholic schools. That's one helluva radical Muslim, isn't it?

The hate campaign being run against Faisal is despicable. It's been run, in large part, by a website whose owner is being sued for slander/libel by a litigant represented by Faisal's law firm. And now it's been picked up by the far Left. And I would expect that, to the extent that he is asked, Faisal will disavow such despicable, radical views. Which is more than I expect from Democrat candidates who allow sites like Raising Dough, ... er, "Raising Kaine," to do their dirty work for them. One can only hope that Julie Lucas, the other candidate for the GOP nomination, will likewise denounce the despicable tactics of those attacking her opponent.

By the way, no Democrat has as yet announced as a candidate for the 51st District House of Delegates seat.

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