Friday, September 17, 2004

Phil Parlock, Bush campaign worker.

Phil Parlock is a professional victim - and he was a Bush campaign worker. From "Bush names campaign coordinators for state" in the Charleston Gazette on December 28, 1999:

Seventeen regional coordinators who will manage Texas Gov. George W. Bush's presidential campaign in West Virginia have been announced by the candidate and his co-chairmen Bill Phillips Jr. and William Bright.
The coordinators will organize grass-roots activities across the state, according to a news release.
They are Thomas E. Johnston, a Wheeling lawyer; James M. McCutcheon, owner of McCutcheon Auction Company in Parkersburg; Matt Musgrave, a Point Pleasant emergency services executive; Phil Parlock, a Huntington real estate broker; Patrick D. Kelly, a Charleston lawyer; Lee Ross, a Princeton resident who handles insurance for American Electric Power; William Shiffer, a Lewisburg stockbroker; Ronna Dittman, a Republican activist in Gassaway; Terry Jackson, a Morgantown developer; Robert M. Higgins, who is associated with Alderson- Broaddus College in Philippi; Richard Z. Woodworth, a Burlington college professor and farmer; Todd Elliott, a Buckhannon radio sales executive; Norma Clise, a Republican Party worker in Romney; and Jean Jacobs, co-chairman of the state Republican Party.
Phillips said Bush's candidacy "has attracted a team of West Virginia's best. Their enthusiasm for Gov. George W. Bush will help him to carry West Virginia and win the White House."

Did George Bush think this would help him to carry West Virigina, too?

UPDATE: Rising Hegemon believes his son is responsible for the torn sign. There's precedent for that, too. From "Signs for Bush taken at rally, father, son say" in the Charleston Daily Mail on October 28, 2000:

Huntington residents Phil Parlock and his son, Louis, discovered their Bush-Cheney signs were not welcome at Vice President Al Gore's rally at the state Capitol. The two said some Gore supporters grabbed the signs away from them and there were a few physical confrontations. A police officer said some Bush supporters voluntarily ripped up their signs after a brief scuffle.