Leapfrogging the somnolent state press, Hodes himself spread the word tonight on Hardball about Kelly Ayotte’s cold embrace of capital punishment as a means to burnish her political aspirations:
I’ll try to get it Scrib’d in a bit (UPDATE: a pic of the email exchange is below the fold), but for now, all you need to know is Ayotte’s 2006 emailed response to a question about a possible opportunity opening up in NH-02 for higher office (the spelling errors are hers):
“Have you been following the last 2 Weeks. A police officer was klilled and I hannounced that I would seek the death penalty.”
And while that is obviously the big shocker, it’s also worthwhile noting that this is now another position Ayotte was considering besides US senator. Back in September, we learned she was thinking about the governor’s office too.
It’s no wonder the FRM ponzi scheme went unnoticed. That’s what happens when an AG office is used – through pursuing executions and losing Supreme Court cases – as a proxy campaign vehicle.
The email exchange was provided by the Hodes campaign. I have blocked out the email addy detail for Mr. Varsalone: