Who Is Stephen Spoonamore?
His name pops up a lot on the conspiracy theory websites regarding Mike Connell's death. For example, nutty professor
Mark Crispin Miller:
That is a highly censored version of the deposition, leaving out such details as Connell’s early willingness to talk; his quick reversal after Karl Rove threatened him (threats that came up in his deposition, in a section that’s now sealed); the fact that he was pointedly stonewalling on Nov. 3; and the affidavits of Stephen Spoonamore, who knew Connell well, and had worked with him, and formally attested Connell’s eyebrow-deep involvement in the “vote fraud” in Ohio (among other places), and Connell’s close working relationship with Karl Rove.
He's frequently described as a Republican
First, Steven Spoonamore is a Republican and a expert in electronic data security and digital network architecture.
And the nutty professor again
MARK CRISPIN MILLER: Stephen Spoonamore is a conservative Republican, a former McCain supporter and a very prominent expert at the detection of computer fraud. He’s the star witness in the Ohio lawsuit, right, in which Connell was involved. He has done extensive work of this kind, involving computer security, and had therefore worked with Connell, knew Connell personally and knew a lot of the people who were involved in the sort of cyber-security end of the Bush operation.
Well, let's see if Stephen Spoonamore is a conservative Republican, shall we? And the first place to check is Open Secrets
, which maintains lists of donors to political candidates. And what do we see, but that Stephen Spoonamore donated $1,750 to Howard Dean in 2003.
Ah, one of those
conservative Republicans. He did donate $500 to John Sweeney (R) in 2004.
I will continue to dig into this in the next few days. But as with everything the Connell conspiracy theorists come up with, there's a lot that they appear to be lying about.
Labels: MIke Connell, Stephen Spoonamore