It doesn't take long for provocateurs to crawl out of the woodwork to attack candidates, especially in stealth attacks. With Fred Thompson, they've apparently started before he officially enters the race -- and in one case, race is the operative word. Apparently hoping to confuse web surfers looking for Fred's website at www.imwithfred.com, a new site has appeared at www.imwithfred2008.com --
only this site welcomes people to the Ku Klux Klan, "Bringing a Message of Hope
and Deliverance to White Christian America!" It includes links to a variety of
disgusting racist sites.
...I left a message asking for comment on this website, and then decided to take a look through OpenSecrets and the FEC to see if Mr. Reynolds has a history of supporting Fred Thompson, or even the KKK. Actually, it turns out that a Mr. Henry Reynolds in the same zip code working as an attorney has a small record of political donations -- but in another direction:
4/6/2005 - $500, MoveOn.org
9/22/2004 - $500, DNC Services
4/5/2004 - $250, John Kerry
FEC receipts for these donations can be found here, here, and here. They have the same address as the domain registration.
The man's name and address are at the link above so read the whole thing.
It is obvious they fear Fred.
Win, Fred, Win