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George Allen Supporter, Contributor Charged with Assaulting Woman


According to this story from CBS6, James E. Hinish of Williamsburg was charged with simple assault yesterday after he grabbed a sign (“GOP It’s 2012 NOT 1912”) from a Democratic woman, Kathy Carle. According to the news story, Hinish was shouting about his support for George Allen during the confrontation and was apparently enraged when Ms. Carle suggested that Hinish needed to do his homework.

At 2:11 of the video, you’ll notice that Mr. Hinish, “a longtime conservative legal worker in the U.S. Senate,” is standing in front of his car, which is adorned with not one but two George Allen stickers. It turns out that Mr. Hinish has been a serious financial backer of George Allen. During Allen’s political career, Hinish has contributed thousands of dollars to Allen, as well as thousands more to a variety of Republican candidates (Rob Wittman, Mitt Romney) and organizations (the RPV, RNC, etc.) Hinish is also listed on Allen’s website as a citizen endorser. Nice, huh?

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    After the Q&A ended, however, as people rose from the chairs and rushed to the bar, a man turned to me and in a booming voice said: “You! Rick Santorum is the greatest senator Pennsylvania has ever had.” He told me I had no right to insult him as I had. (Did I? I just reported Santorum’s philosophy.) He suggested that I was one of those Republicans who “voted for the other guy” (Tim Kaine) rather than the party’s candidate (Jerry Kilgore) because he was “less than perfect.” “I hope you’re not from Pennsylvania,” he said, “because we don’t need your kind there.” Informed that I was originally from Wisconsin, he fumed: “That explains it! Wisconsin is such a liberal place. ” (You’ll soon see why this is relevant.) He was loud and trying to be insulting, obviously angered at what — for me — was an off-hand remark. I tried to defuse the situation by thanking him “for being so civil” with me, but he would not be deterred. “You, sir,” he exclaimed, “are a mugwump!” That’s when I repaired to the bar, because the poor man was embarrassing himself and discomfiting me.

    This verbal assault came from James E. Hinish, Jr., a former Capitol Hill staffer who now teaches at Pat Robertson’s Regent University. It turns out that Mr. Hinish is something of a mugwump himself, if he meant what I think he meant.