Some sicko in Arkansas killed the cat of the campaign manager for Democratic congressional hopeful Ken Aden, and painted "liberal" on its battered little body.
According to a press release sent out by the Aden campaign, "The family pet, an adult, mixed-breed Siamese cat, had one side of its head bashed in to the point the cat's eyeball was barely hanging from its socket. The perpetrators scrawled 'liberal' across the cat's body and left it on the doorstep of [Jacob] Burris' house."
Burris, Aden's campaign manager, told The Huffington Post that it was his 5-year-old son who first saw the atrocity. He had taken his children out to fill the family car with gas before going to church, and the young boy was the first one out of the vehicle when they returned.
Aden, a former Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army and career military had this to say about the incident:
Thankfully, no-one believes that his Republican challenger, Rep. Steve Womack had anything to do with the horrific act, and Womack's campaign manager has condemned it. But what kind of sick mind would harm an innocent animal to express their disapproval of liberalism? I am not fond of liberals, and have no hesitation criticizing them, but this is beyond the pale.
"To kill a child's pet is just unconscionable. As a former combat soldier, I've seen the best of humanity and the worst of humanity. Whoever did this is definitely part of the worst of humanity."
This is not who we are, if this was indeed perpetrated by a conservative!
BlueArkansas blog has a graphic picture of the cat, and more information.