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For the vast majority of the reading audience, Missouri's Senate race may have fallen off your radar system. So here's an update from the saga involving Roy Blunt and his still false story with Dora Narvaez.

KMBC political reporter Micheal Mahoney found out today that if you ask Roy Blunt about Dora Narvaez, Roy will get very mad at you and insist that his statement was "accurate at the time"

The quick transcript, as posted on Fired Up, the video is under the fold (because the code for entering it was 1100 characters long)

MICHEAL MAHONEY: Did you know this woman you wrote the letter for, or not?

   BLUNT: What a -- You know, that's just such nonsense, Mike, and you know it.  And it's desperation politics on their side. And, uh, these issues are bigger than that.  We put a statement on that at the time. It was accurate at the time. You can go back and read it.

   MAHONEY: Did you know her or not?

   BLUNT: We put a statement on that at the time.  And it's exactly accurate. You read it, and you know what it says.

Often times, it's not the action, it's the reaction.

for the unfamiliar, a summary of events

  1. 1990, Roy Blunt writes Gene McNary, mentions that Dora Narvaez worked for his then-wife Roseann
  1. Blunt's campaign reacts on the day of the news by saying that Dora Narvaez was a church volunteer.
  1. A day later, Blunt says that he never met Dora Narvaez and she never worked for his family, and that he did not employ housekeepers, only people who cleaned his house.
  1. Roy Blunt insists his story was accurate at the time, flashes the angry face at Micheal Mahoney.

And in my role of whatever-I-do at Show Me Progress, a summary of the story through pictures.



Essentially Roy Blunt views the US Senate as a way to turn his friends and family enrichment machine into another gear. His campaign manager/son is a lobbyist with 21 clients. His buddies have spent and spent and spent to try and defeat Robin Carnahan. Now they probably think they can run out the clock and win.

But if you live in Missouri, there's still time to push back, get out the vote, and make sure that our next Senator won't do a Kit Bond impersonation when pressed with hard questions like "Did you know her or not?"

Originally posted to RBH on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 10:56 AM PDT.

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