Jean Schmidt versus David Krikorian

August 11, 2009 at 9:48 pm

There is something really bizarre going on in Southern Ohio District 2.

Though bizarre and Jean Schmidt (R-OH) seem to go hand in hand, this one takes the cake.

Schmidt has been in Ohio Election Commission hearings this week pursuing a case against David Krikorian, who she accuses of lying in his campaign literature. What did he say?

Krikorian apparently accused her of taking bribes from the Turkish government to kill legislation acknowledging the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

What is so bizarre about this? According to testimony from Sibel Edmonds, a Turkish translator, much of this may be true. Congressmen did take bribes from the Turks.

Here’s some more bizarreness:

  1.  Sibel Edmonds has been banned from giving any kind of testimony whatsover by the U.S. government. In this instance, the DOJ decided to let the hearings proceed.
  2. There is virtually no news coverage of this event. DailyKos seems to have the best coverage. Mainstream media is not touching this.

Will post if I hear anything more on news coverage.