Murder of Campaign Manager’s Family Cat Is Even Too Disturbing for Politics

siamese catJacob Burris is Ken Aden's campaign manager. Ken Aden is a Democrat who is currently running for Arkansas' 3rd Congressional District. Jacob Burris and Ken Aden evidently aren't the most well-liked of people in their fair state -- because Jacob recently discovered his family's cat dead on his front porch. Its head was bashed in and the word "Liberal" was scrawled across its body. Actually, one of his kids made the discovery.

In an official statement, Ken Aden said, "To kill a child's pet is just unconscionable. As a former combat soldier, I've seen the best of humanity and the worst of humanity. Whoever did this is definitely part of the worst of humanity."

Yep. I say that's one political view we can all get behind.


No matter how much a person -- obviously a conservative person -- hates Burris and Aden, and everything they stand for, you just don't kill/harm/mess with their families. What kind of sick individual could bash an innocent animal's head in just because they don't agree with their owner's politics? Saying this is disgusting is an understatement. From what I understand, the campaigning in this particular election has been very fierce (and the district very conservative), but under no circumstances whatsoever is this acceptable.

Aden and Burris don't believe that this attack came from their Republican rival's camp. Aden stated: "We suspect this is the action of a rogue individual or group of individuals who are the type of folks that stoop to the lowest common denominator instead of engaging in civil political discourse."

Lowest common denominator indeed. Hopefully they find whoever did this quickly, and throw the jerk in jail for a long, long time. 

How awful is this?


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