HOH’s One-Minute Recess: An Explosive Development

Posted July 29, 2009 at 11:22am

A political adviser to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who is expected to run in 2010 for the seat occupied by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), discovered on Monday that someone blew up his car in New Orleans.

[IMGCAP(1)]Political operative Brian Welsh wasn’t hurt in the blast, and no other injuries were reported. But all that is left of Welsh’s vehicle is charred remains more reminiscent of scenes from a roadside bombing in Iraq than a Senate campaign.

HOH e-mailed Welsh, who did not immediately respond. But Welsh did tell a local ABC news affiliate that “if somebody’s trying to send me a message … maybe they can do a better job than putting other people’s lives in danger.—

Video surveillance that Welsh posted on YouTube shows that someone opened the driver’s side door to his car and tossed something inside. Moments later, the car exploded.

The video doesn’t offer much as to who the person is who threw the explosive device in the car. As for potential suspects, Welch said that “it’s too early for me to go pointing fingers.—

“I’d like to hear officially what happened, and then we can kind of take it from there,— he added. “But in the meantime, I want to be extremely careful about how we approach this.—

Louisiana politics are notoriously tough. In fact, an Afghani presidential candidate recently announced that he’s asked the “ragin’ cajun— James Carville for advice on running his own campaign.

His reasoning: “New Orleans is not very different from Afghanistan.—

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