I just received a comment on my post regarding the Herseth, Whalen, Wiki controversy from someone saying he was Ajay Bruno, the ficticious Herseth chief of staff that started the whole Wikipedia thing. I removed the comment but I will post the information here (email address removed).
Author : Ajay Bruno (IP: 22.214.171.124 , ool-43537682.dyn.optonline.net)
E-mail : email@example.com
Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=126.96.36.199
These allegations are indeed true. The Congresswoman is denying it because she wishes to hide these changes in her life and her political viewpoints until after the election to avoid a loss of support among her base. Her dishonesty is only further proof that she is not worthy of representing the great state of South Dakota in the House of Representatives. As so, I have resigned from her staff due to this conflict, and endorse the Republican candidate, Bruce Whalen. I ask the general public to please respect our privacy in this matter at this difficult time.
The IP address resolves to the same block that PP traced on the original Wiki driveby last weekend (phone numbers and email addresses removed).
OrgName: Optimum Online (Cablevision Systems)
NetRange: 188.8.131.52 – 184.108.40.206
NetType: Direct Allocation
Comment: ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
RTechName: OOL Hostmaster
OrgAbuseName: OOL Hostmaster
OrgTechName: OOL Hostmaster
Sure looks like someone from New York has got it in for Ms. Herseth as I would doubt that Mr. Bruno would use my very small part of the blogosphere to announce his resignation from the Herseth campaign and his endorsement of Bruce Whalen, especially since no one by that name is part of the Herseth staff as far as I know? Don’t you just love the internet…
UPDATE: It looks like my drive by commenter also hit Mount Blogmore with the same “revelation”