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Political Karma Will Get You in the End

10/24/2008 5:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If the path of Justin Zatkoff is any indicator, things don't go well for young Republicans who make up stories about fake beatings.

With the news that Ashley Todd lied about that whole "I was mugged and beaten because I support McCain" story, our good friends at Gawker reminded us of the tale of Justin Zatkoff. Back in 2006, Zatkoff invented a story that he was beaten up because of his political views after a Michigan College Republicans meeting.

Turns out Zatkoff made the whole thing up and was just beaten up by his friends. Ooops!

Flashforward to last month -- Zatkoff, now chair of the Michigan Federation of College Republicans, was fired from his position within the Republican National Committee's "Victory '08" Campaign. According to the Michigan Review, Zatkoff was fired after he stole 300,000 pieces of campaign literature from Michigan campaign headquarters.

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Adrienne    

Aww, I saw the footage os Ashley Todd, and she has such a baby face. I hate it for her, what she did was so stupid.

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indepenvoter13    

ENOUGH of this race baiting....I hope they both rot in jail for wasting law enforcement's time!! Disgraceful.

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63.

Sista    

Stupid Republicans.......

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Kahkwa    

I am a Canadian interested in this election and I am starting to get the impression that Republicans are kinda crazy!

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L    

Explains why the B was backwards on her face. I agree with everyone else LOL what a dumbass.

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sooowhat    

it's funny how when a democrat does something, they represent all democrats, but when a republican does something crazy like this, the republican party is quick to say they don't speak for the entire party. Maybe this will be a lesson the the poor, lower class, hate spewing republicans, see what happens when you embarass your party, they dis-own you. The rich, upper class memebers of your party wouldn't even pass by your trailer park with their doors unlocked, but you insist on doing their dirty work and taking he fall for them.

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Joey    

Um yeah...what a douche....but ah...she reminds me of the girl in the Silence of the Lambs...the one down in the dry well ..... "It puts the lotion on the skin..it does it whenever its told!" lol.... why doesn't she fall down a dry well for gods sake~!!

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captain obvious    

It just goes to show how desparate the republicans are and to what depths they'll sink to in order to regain their power in government. What a bunch of losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sunshineboz    

Look, it's America's future CEO's!!!

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Mr.Jones    

Posted at 1:32AM on Oct 25th 2008 by Biased Republicans

Thank you! Very good post! :)

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Mr. A    

55. What am I wrong abour Jim? being skiddish about Obama and his multitude of secrets, or this mental child who mutilated herself. Because if it is the latter, I never commented on it being real. What I am saying is, it wasn't a conspiracy hatched up by all McCain supporters. Now who is lumping a group together and throwing mud?

Posted at 10:40PM on Oct 24th 2008 by bite me


They don't care.

Truth of the matter is that the IDIOTS on BOTH sides jump to point the fingers and use ridiculous stunts like these as well as gaffes out of the candidates themselves to run wild with the accusations of "HAH! SEE THERE...THIS IS WHAT YOU PEOPLE ARE ALL ABOUT!"

It's just ironic (mostly hypocritical in my opinion) that the ones that scream the loudest when they think they've got a GAFFE or stupid act by a so-called McCain supporter, to go on and on about it, are the ones that turn right around and try to ridicule us when we do the same and call us names for "judging them all unfairly and being racist in our views for stereotyping them all".

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Mr. A    

62. it's funny how when a democrat does something, they represent all democrats, but when a republican does something crazy like this, the republican party is quick to say they don't speak for the entire party. Maybe this will be a lesson the the poor, lower class, hate spewing republicans, see what happens when you embarass your party, they dis-own you. The rich, upper class memebers of your party wouldn't even pass by your trailer park with their doors unlocked, but you insist on doing their dirty work and taking he fall for them.

Posted at 11:57PM on Oct 24th 2008 by sooowhat


Guess that logic of yours doesn't work BOTH ways? You sure got us Republicans all figured out don't cha?

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