Roger Stone, respected, hated, and always controversial Republican political knife fighter and commentator for Fox News, has given new credence to Larry Johnson’s reporting of a video of Michelle Obama making racist comments against whites.
Is Roger Stone to be believed?
Obamabots, bewildered by their devastating streak of losses but hopeful of the delegate stealing yesterday, will no doubt label any reporting by Stone as more “Faux News.”
It should be noted, by the way, that although Stone is quixotic and hated by many, he was once partners with Lee Atwater, not a bad resume builder in the real world of Washington brawling.
It may have been Stone who broke the Eliot Spitzer prostitution story. In the June 2, 2008, issue of The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin goes into depth on how Stone first became privy that Spitzer was involved with a prostitute:
A sign inside the front door of Miami Velvet, a night club of sorts in a warehouse-style building a few minutes from the airport, states, “If sexual activity offends you in any way, do not enter the premises.”
It was at the Miami Velvet where Stone met a woman who hinted at liaisons with powerful men. Although this woman didn’t actually have a date with Spitzer herself, Stone’s political antenna knew instantly that he had hit pay-dirt:
“She told me she had a very high-end clientele—she kept using the word ‘high-end’—athletes, international businessmen, politicians,” Stone said.
“ ‘Like who?’ I asked her,” Stone went on. “She named a couple of sports guys… According to Stone, the woman told him that Spitzer had reached her through her escort service, which listed her as a brunette, but she had dyed her hair blond. So the agency referred the governor to a dark-haired colleague, the woman said, who met up with Spitzer in Miami.”
It may seem strange for Stone to be using a flame thrower against Obama; he is known to detest Hillary. However, in describing his political views and affinity for Nixon, Stone told Toobin:
“He never quit. His whole career was all built around his personal resentment of élitism. It was the poor-me syndrome. John F. Kennedy’s father bought him his House seat, his Senate seat, and the Presidency. No one bought Nixon anything. Nixon resented that. He was very class-conscious. He identified with the people who ate TV dinners, watched Lawrence Welk, and loved their country.”
Like many people, Stone has come to respect Hillary for her grit against the liberal media establishment:
Stone detests Hillary Clinton’s politics but admires her pugnacity. He wrote recently on his Web site, an erratically updated collection of observations called Stonezone.com, “I must admit she has demonstrated true grit and Nixonian-like tenacity in the face of adversity.” Stone particularly admires Clinton’s attempt to hang the “élitist” tag on Barack Obama. “It’s a good idea,” he said.
That hate for elitists might just be why this political insider is going after Obama. Although it’s unclear how much involvement Stone had in outing Spitzer, he clearly is corroborating what Larry Johnson has been reporting on for weeks:
This has little to do with the general election and a lot to do with why Hillary Clinton is staying in the race. Look, there is already a buzz in Washington at least seven news organizations have contacted me, wanting to know how to get their hands on this tape, giving me more information than I had after I had spoken to each one of them. I now believe the tape exists and I believe a network has it. If this pans to out to be true based on Michelle Obama’s previous comment that this is the first time she had been proud of her country which I think shows an attitude it is problematic.
And the corroboration for the “whitey” story continues…