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Rock the Vote – the latest

Stop groaning already. They haven’t gone away, you know. Or maybe they have. Read on… While the original post attracted a huge amount of comments and reaction, one poster stood out a mile. Themary defended Rock the Vote with such …

Mon, May 28, 2007, 16:04

   

Stop groaning already. They haven’t gone away, you know. Or maybe they have. Read on…

While the original post attracted a huge amount of comments and reaction, one poster stood out a mile. Themary defended Rock the Vote with such vehemence, enthusiasm and energy that many would have concluded from the manner in which she fought her corner that she was involved in the campaign. In fact, she herself insinuated the same thing many times.

However Rock the Vote’s chief bottlewasher Patrick Cosgrave came onboard on Friday to claim that “Themary does not represent the views of Rock the Vote”.

This naturally led me to ask a few questions on the blog:

Can you confirm that Themary has played no role in RTV, that she is not (or ever has been) involved in the campaign and, that if she was involved at the some stage, that you are now disowning her? Also, a slight suspicion raised at On The Record HQ, does Themary actually exist? Or is she some kind of cipher for RTV hardliners?

Strangely, both Patrick and Mary went quiet after these questions were asked. Very quiet.

Eventually, I emailed both of them and asked the questions I’d posted on the blog. Patrick did email back to say he was going to “get some kip”. That was Friday. It’s now Monday afternoon. Maybe Patrick is still asleep….

Footnote: according to the Criminal Justice Act 2007, which was signed into law last week by the Minister for Justice, you can now legally draw inferences from a person’s failure to account for certain facts or actions. Just saying, like.