Coakley associate to Weekly Standard: Hey, sorry about that shove
I really think that these Dems are extremely confused by anyone actually having the gall to ask a question about anything. They act like its a shock and go into panic mode. Like a kid caught in the act of being bad.
Anatomy of a spin job gone bad. First, McCormack gets shoved — on video, with a photo showing Coakley standing right there. The Democrats’ Senate campaign arm then issues a statement calling it, surreally, some sort of Republican “dirty trick.” The AP duly answers the call of the home team by putting out a whitewashed account of what happened, insisting that McCormack merely stumbled before being helped to his feet by the kindly Democrat looming over him. Then it’s Coakley’s turn to insist that she’s “not privy to the facts” of what happened despite the photo showing her looking right at McCormack as he hit the ground.
Finally, inevitably, with all spin angles crushed by the documentary evidence, the obligatory apology is issued.