Good enough for Webb but not for Allen?
Greg Sargent has a run down
here of the aspects of Sen. Allen's personal background he's not releasing records on -- the arrest records from the early seventies and the sealed divorce records down in Albemale County. Following the Allen campaign, the Post
today devoted a full length article to scenes in Webb's novels -- stuff that's been in print for years and only became a story when the Allen campaign released a press release. They've tried on the Allen divorce stuff, even had a reporter out West on it for week or more. But apparently they won't discuss it since they can't get access to the records.
So there's that. The arrests records and the land deal story. The Allen campaign has opened the gates. Will anyone walk through?
The normal progression in a campaign is that when one campaign digs something up on the other and opens the debate up on new territory, once that story dies down the press scrutinizes the other candidate on related matters. What the Allen campaign figures here is that there's only time enough left in the campaign for this novel nonesense. By the time stuff cycles back to Allen we'll be past election day.