So thank you, Jake Rush.
The Republican lawyer and former cop wants to topple tea party Congressman Ted Yoho. Rush's first web ad shows him swearing on the Bible, wearing his old Alachua County Sheriff's Office uniform and teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution.
The images of him wearing black contact lenses while dressed in Dracula-like leather outfits? Not so much.
But an anonymous emailer on March 23 began outing Ross as a member of a role-playing gamer-group called Mind's Eye Society.
Rush's campaign responded hours later by saying he's an actor and he's being attacked unfairly by Yoho et al.
“As a straight shooter, yes, I play and have played video games, role playing games, board games, Yahtzee, Clue, and I have acted in dozens of theatre productions,” Rush said in a statement that included pictures of him in less-ominous garb (full statement here).
Saint Petersblog was first up with the original story. A sample:
Chazz Darling appears to be one of Rush’s favorite personas. As an active participant, Rush (as Darling) published regularly in both the Camarilla Wiki Project, a wide range of message boards and sites connected with White Wolf Publishing, the company which created the first Vampire: The Masquerade role-playing game in 1991..... the same person, as Chazz, wrote in one Yahoo message board, titled “The Fallen,” dated February 12, 2010:
At first I thought you were just stupid and I wanted to stick my dick in your mouth to shut you up while I snorted a line off my new machete that was blessed by Rui (sic) but then I remembered that you were typing so my dick would really have to be in your hands to keep you from typing but since you are walking in Omaha that’s not really realistic right now.
I’m sorry, I tried.
Rae tells me that you are a Maiden, and it’s your job to be kind of stupid and that I’m not supposed to have intercourse with Maidens.
You shouldn’t believe everything that people tell you or you’re going to end up naked and sore, tied to the floor of a van marked “Free Candy.”
And stop letting people torpor (sic) you.
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