Cantor’s “Random Arc” of Doom


It wasn’t quite as bad as showing up this morning with a backwards B scraped on his cheek. But even so, it doesn’t look like anybody’s buying Eric Cantor’s nonsense. Even the AP is coming about as close as their stylebook will allow them to come to calling him on his nonsense about the bogus attack he tried to float in this morning’s press conference.

From the AP report …

“A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week, and I’ve received threatening e-mails,” Cantor said. He refused to release details, however, saying it would only encourage more threats, and refused to take questions.

Later Thursday, however, Richmond police said in a news release that the bullet had been fired into the air around 1 a.m. Tuesday. It finished its random arc back to earth at a sharp downward trajectory, breaking a window pane on the bottom floor of the two-story brick building where Cantor’s campaign leases the top floor.


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