Democratic Thugs Bully 3-Year-Old Girl

Three-year-old Sophia Parlock cries while seated on the shoulders of her father, Phil Parlock, after having their Bush-Cheney sign torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.Va. Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards made a brief stop at the airport as he concluded his two-day bus tour to locations in West Virginia and Ohio. (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)

Good Lord, what is wrong with these people?

*** Update #1***: Apparently the father pictured in this column, has done this sort of thing before — which of course still would not excuse anyone from ripping up the little girl’s sign.

Furthermore, there’s also what the author claims is a family pic on this page and while the pic is fuzzy, I notice that one of the sons bears more than a passing resemblance to the guy holding a piece of the sign. I’m not sure it’s him and I find it hard to believe that the guy would be dumb enough to do this as a publicity stunt if it’s his kid since a scam like that would have no hope of holding up. But, I thought I would pass it along just in case…

*** Update #2***: I love the speed of the blogosphere. From the incomparable Michelle Malkin

“Just got off the phone with Phil Parlock, who is amused by desperate liberal rumor-mongering (endorsed here) that the man wearing an IUPAT t-shirt and holding a piece of his little girl’s Bush/Cheney sign is his own son.

“That’s ridiculous. This is a small town,” Parlock told me from his home in Huntington, W. Virginia. “Everyone would recognize him.”

Parlock and his daughter were surrounded by a group of about five or six nasty pro-Kerry folks, two or three of whom wore IUPAT shirts. He received a voice mail from the president of the IUPAT, whose apology (as noted below) is here. Am waiting for a call back from IUPAT president James Williams.

IUPAT members, by the way, were involved in a previous sign-tearing incident involving Parlock and his family, according to Parlock.

Meanwhile, Parlock’s toddler is fine.”

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