Biden Letter Says, “It’s Getting Ugly.” This Schoolyard Bully Should Know

Biden “Nifongs” innocent man’s reputation, then complains about “smears”
We received the following unsolicited fundraising letter from the Obama/Biden campaign. Given Biden’s own documented conduct–from his Senate Web site and not from any Republicans or PUMAs–he has about as much right as disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong has to talk about lies and smears.

    The McCain campaign is on the ropes, and sadly it’s no surprise they’re responding with attacks and outright lies.

    I’ve heard some pretty unspeakable things in the past few days — deeply offensive smears that we’ll hear over and over again until Election Day.

    John McCain and Governor Palin are setting a new low in presidential politics with their dishonorable campaign.

We have seen some pretty unspeakable things on Mr. Biden’s Senate Web site. We refer specifically to a knowingly false accusation of homicide while driving drunk, which would automatically be libel if its target were alive to defend his reputation in court. Since no such recourse is available to the man’s family, though, Mr. Biden is free to use his public visibility and his Senate Web site to wreak emotional distress on the man’s innocent family.

Most people knew schoolyard bullies who enjoyed hurting younger and smaller children but who, when struck themselves, went bawling to the nearest teacher. It is a matter of absolute fact and not opinion that Senator Biden has used his prestige and his Senate Web site to harass the family of Curtis Dunn, the driver of the truck that killed Biden’s first wife and daughter.

FACT #1: The police investigation showed that neither Mr. Dunn nor Mrs. Biden had consumed any alcohol prior to the accident.

    “The rumor about alcohol being involved by either party, especially the truck driver, is incorrect,” said Jerome O. Herlihy, a Delaware Superior Court judge who was chief deputy attorney general and worked with crash investigators in 1972.

    “If it were some part of a cause of the accident, there would have been a charge, simply because if you’re driving under the influence and kill someone in the process — whether it’s the wife of a U.S. senator or anybody else — there’s going to be a charge,” he said.

FACT #2: Mr. Biden’s Senate Web site states not merely as an allegation but as a fact that Mr. Dunn was driving drunk.,

    To the loved ones of the victims, there is nothing really we can say to erase this tragedy. And, those of you who think it’s presumptuous of me to say that… in a different circumstance, I got one of those phone calls. I got one of those phone calls like Davis Sezna got. I got a phone call saying, “Your wife’s dead; your daughter’s dead.” And I’ve only said that three times in public before. But, I say it here because it’s so important for you to understand. I got one of those phone calls. It was an errant driver who stopped to drink instead of drive and hit a tractor-trailer, hit my children and my wife and killed them. It wasn’t an airplane, but it was a phone call: “They’re dead.” And, I can tell you from experience, and some of you can, too, that feeling that inside your chest is a black hole and you’re being sucked inside it. I know from experience there’s nothing in the near term we can do to bring solace, relief or peace to those people.

      Nor is this the only occasion on which Mr. Biden has “Nifonged” Mr. Dunn’s reputation with this false and malicious accusation.

        Last month INSIDE EDITION reported that in December 2007, Biden opened up to a group of University of Iowa students, saying, “Let me tell you a little story. My wife and three kids were Christmas shopping for a Christmas tree, a tractor trailer, a guy who allegedly, and I never pursued it, drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family, killed my wife instantly, killed my daughter instantly, and hospitalized my two sons.”

      Are we seriously to believe that any man, let alone an attorney, who believed that a drunk driver had killed two family members would not have pursued both civil and criminal remedies? The reason Mr. Biden did not pursue it, of course, was because he knew that the police investigation showed that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

      Nonetheless, Senator Biden said and wrote that Mr. Dunn was a drunk driver: a statement totally at odds with the facts, also known as a falsehood. Unlike exaggerations that fishermen have been known to tell, Mr. Biden’s falsehood matters because it affects real people like Mr. Dunn’s daughter. Since Mr. Biden is a powerful Senator with a government Web site and access to the news media, the evil of this falsehood is aggravated by his use of his position to propagate it.

      Like a common schoolyard bully, then, Joseph Biden is more than willing to use his power and position to attack and harass an ordinary citizen with a vicious false accusation that her father committed a felony (killing somebody while driving drunk). When John McCain and Sarah Palin, i.e. people his own size, criticize him in a fair political contest, though, he squeals just like a schoolyard bully who gets hit,

        The McCain campaign is on the ropes, and sadly it’s no surprise they’re responding with attacks and outright lies.

        I’ve heard some pretty unspeakable things in the past few days — deeply offensive smears that we’ll hear over and over again until Election Day.

        John McCain and Governor Palin are setting a new low in presidential politics with their dishonorable campaign.

      None of this underscores the grief Mr. Biden must have felt over losing his wife and daughter. This grief does not, however, entitle him to falsely accuse a man of vehicular homicide while driving drunk noting again that, were Curtis Dunn alive, the written accusation on Biden’s Senate Web site would be automatically libelous (false and malicious accusation of a crime). Someone who knowingly and willfully propagates false and malicious accusations of crimes is the last person on earth who has any standing to complain that he is being “smeared” in a political campaign.

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