Sunday, July 16, 2006

There's more to this Corker chicken tale

Early voting for most campaigns is chance to test drive GOTV (Get Out The Vote) operations. Some camps by now have identified voters they know to be inclined to vote for their candidate, so they use the occasion to get them to the polls early to cast their votes. Early voting also affords campaigns the opportunity to do some last minute politicking using volunteers or paid staff to "gently" remind voters walking into the polling places to vote for their candidate.
On Friday in Chattanooga, however, the early voting fanfare got a bit ugly and physical between a staffer for Bob Corker and an unidentifed kid in a chicken suit outside the Hamilton County election commission.
According to an account Friday in the chattanoogan.com a Corker campaign staffer - Bryan Shannon - claims he was "assaulted" by a kid in a chicken suit early Friday as Shannon worked the early voting polling place. Shannon said he was assaulted as he innocently attempted to snap a photo of a kid dressed like a chicken who was holding a sign critizing Corker for being too chicken to debate the other Republican primary candidates in his home town of Chattanooga. The chattanoogan.com reported that Shannon claimed he attempted to snap the photo while standing in front of the chicken's car - engine running, chicken behind the wheel. Shannon went on to say that the chicken tried three times to run him over before speeding away. Shannon said he suffered some minor injuries that required some outpatient treatment later at Erlanger Hospital.
On the surface the story seems mildy plausible - innocent man run over by kid in chicken suit for merely trying to snap a photo.
But it just doesn't add up in my mind:
- Shannon, who, according to the chattanoogan.com, stands 6'3", is no small fry. Rumored to be a close confidente of Corker's campaign manager Todd Mitchell, in all likelihood, Shannon was asked to work this key polling place to ensure that nothing goes wrong in Corker's political backyard.
- The chicken shows up on Shannon's watch holding a sign for all the world to see that ridicules Shannon's candidate. Might Shannon be inclined to do something more than merely snap a picture of the chicken?
- Judging by the way the chattanoogan.com story was written, apparently Shannon mustered up the strength - in the midst of nursing his assault wounds - to speed dial select media to tell his side of things before any official police accounts had been reported.
- Also, why would a kid dressed as a chicken be camera shy? Just the night before - at Thursday's GOP primary debate in Knoxville - three kids in chicken suits (representing the three areas of the state where Corker has refused to debate his GOP primary opponents) happily posed for photos for anyone willing to take them.
- And finally, if you wanted to "innocently" take someone photo who happened to sitting in a car with the engine running, would you stand in front of the car, or would you be better off (and maybe even get a better shot) standing out of harm's way beside the driver's window? Seems to me anyone standing in front of a vehicle driven by a kid in a chicken suit was looking for something more to happen than to snap a photo.
All this to say, I was not there and have no clue what really happened.
But I do suspect that there is more to this story, and I for one can't wait to read the official Chattanooga police report that should contain eyewitness accounts of what really happened.

4 Comments:

Blogger Terry Frank said...

I'm equally as suspicious Mike. If a guy stood in front of your car and would not move and you called the police, who would the police give a good talking to?

The guy standing in front of the car.

Shannon's story sounds like some A-Team rerun. It doesn't add up.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Milton said...

Actually, I don't think that either story quite adds up, but I find myself wondering if this primary can get any further away from substantive issues. Unfortunately, I guess we'll find out over the next few weeks.

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