Last week, the Atlantic explored the troubling connection between GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and Peter E. Waldron, a campaign staffer “responsible for her faith-based organizing both in Iowa and South Carolina.” Waldron was “arrest in Uganda in 2006 on charges of running illegal guns and ammunition” and is linked to proponents of the country’s infamous “kill gays” bill and radical Christian theology. The Bachmann campaign responded to the initial reports by insisting that it stood by Waldron, “Michele’s faith is an important part of her life and Peter did a tremendous job with our faith outreach in Iowa,” a spokeswoman told Politico. “We are fortunate to have him on our team and look forward to having him expanding his efforts in several states.”
But now, Warren Throckmorton notices that all online traces of Waldron are disappearing:
His Facebook page is now private, and all that is left of his personal (peterewaldron.com) and movie promo (theultimatepricemovie.com) websites is the phrase, “under construction.” (See screen caps at the end of the post)
Once three video interviews were available on YouTube. Hosted by Hermann and Sharron Bailey, the interviews focused on his time in the Ugandan prison on weapons charges. These are now marked private (e.g, Part two)
YouTube hosts two videos promoting the film about Waldron (The Ultimate Price). Now one of them (the 4 minute version) is marked private, while the two-minute version carries the disclaimer that the video is “unlisted.” For now, the embedding feature allows it to be shown, but it does not appear in YouTube search results.
[H/T: David Badash]