Maddie Di Muccio has withdrawn her accusation that PC MPP wannabe, Stephen Somerville, was responsible for the YouTube ad that portrayed her as a scheming opportunist.
A hyperventilating Di Muccio described the ad as “filth”
@MISSISSAUGAMUSE @JonPukila agreed. The ad attacked my children. Its filth and so is anyone who defends it.
9:15pm - 10 Feb 14
In her press release of 11 February, she said she was shocked and saddened that “a fellow candidate” had targeted her with an “ugly, negative attack ad”.
“he knows my message is resonating with PC members, he knows I can win this nomination, so in response he’s resorting to attacking my character with a negative ad. It’s sad; it’s shocking; it’s wrong”
At that stage, apart from Di Muccio, there were two other candidates in the race for the nomination. Stephen Somerville (a he) and Jane Twinney (a she).
If we rely on ordinary English usage, it is as plain as the nose on your face that Di Muccio was blaming her arch rival for the nomination, Stephen Somerville.
But now, on impeccable authority, I am told that the dissembling Di Muccio told local journalists:
the references to “he” were in a general sense and not directed at a male
Oh dear! Oh dear!
She was then asked if she knew who was responsible for the You Tube ad. She said she did not know.
Does she seriously expect anyone other than the most feeble-minded to believe this hokus pocus?
And yet she has the audacity to tell her Twitter audience that liars are destroying good people in politics.
@LeitchDoug @TicknerSafety liars are destroying good ppl in politics! Agreed.
9:52am - 26 Jan 14
Di Muccio’s press release attacking Somerville as the person responsible for the You Tube ad has now been air brushed out of her narrative of events – as if it never happened. On the Sun News Network, in two long interviews, here and here, it was not mentioned once. Nor did it get into the front page story in the Newmarket Era Banner.
After she had been dumped, Di Muccio tells her Twitter followers that only she had the popular support to keep Newmarket-Aurora blue.
@flutterbye146 @gaylebg @sunlorrie @Dleebosh @timhudak I truly believe I was the only cand't that could hold riding. Popularity scares some.
9:27pm - 12 Feb 14
Now she is back undermining Somerville, highlighting the irony of a candidate who, apparently, makes money selling windmills while cynically opposing them.
@DougGillespie7 @dmbman0077 @RayHeard @SodbusterRick irony: a candidate who makes $$$ selling wind mills & opposing them at the same time.
6:48pm - 14 Feb 14
But her real contempt is reserved for Tim Hudak. He cannot take honest criticism from someone paid to comment on Ontario politics. (ie Di Muccio)
Di Muccio re-tweets this from a follower that says comments made while wearing her media hat shouldn’t be held against her.
@MaddieDiMuccio @horsesandbeer - sure you did. Things said/done while columnist were done in line of duty. Shouldn't be held against.
1:15pm - 15 Feb 14
Di Muccio says that is why Tim Hudak blocked her nomination.
@BarbaraBierman @horsesandbeer *I agree* But Hudak didn't agree. And that's why he blocked me.
1:16pm - 15 Feb 14
Having observed Di Muccio’s style of politics over the past few years, I think the real reason is more prosaic.
Hudak probably concluded that Maddie Di Muccio is a nasty piece of work who is better off at the Sun News Network rather than soiling Queen’s Park.
Stephen Somerville may well agree.