11/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ashley Todd's Instability Seen Well In Advance Of Pittsburgh Hoax

You really have to commend the people who supported the candidacy of Ron Paul. Sure, those guys dressed up in weird costumes, and aspired to fly around in Liberty Blimps, and they terrorized the streets of New Hampshire in their determined attempt to unleash a fatwa on Sean Hannity. But as it turns out, the Paul supporters were much more able than the McCain campaign at discerning the real crazies in their midst. Long before McCain volunteer Ashley Todd decided to foment a Pennsylvania race-war by going all Un Chien Andalou on her cheek, the Paul campaign recognized something in her that ran a little deeper than their own studied eccentricities.

Via Boing Boing:

In March, Ms. Todd was asked to leave a grass-roots group of Ron Paul supporters in Brazos County, Texas, group leader Dustan Costine said. He said Ms. Todd posed as a supporter of former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and called the local Republican committee seeking information about its campaign strategies.

"She would call the opposing campaign and pretend she was on their campaign to get information," Mr. Costine said last night. "We had to remove her because of the tactics she displayed. After that we had nothing to do with her."

The worst thing is that John McCain was the second choice of his most passionate supporter in Pennsylvania!