Update Wednesday 8/26: The Denver Post is now reporting that young Maurice Schwenkler (or someone of the same name) was arrested during the 2008 GOP convention in Minneapolis for unlawful assembly.
Update 11:45 pm:
Update 11:25 pm. Oh, what a tangled web we weave: Denver Democratic HQ vandals. An update.
Vandalism is never the answer...but I have to admit that my first thought was 'INSIDE JOB'.
Hmmm. Could it be?
From Newsradio 850 KOA:
Someone broke 11 windows at the Colorado Democratic Party's headquarters overnight. The damage appears to target health care reform posters and a picture poster of President Obama. Party chair, Pat Waak, says no other building on the block was hit and the damage appears to be suspicious. Waak says she also noticed something she hadn't seen before. On a nearby wall, a poster against the health care plan had been posted. Denver police say an officer spotted two men using hammers to break the windows last night. When he approached, they took off on bicycles.
One suspect identified as 24-year-old Maurice Schwenkler was arrested. Another suspect who wore a blue sweatshirt, blue jeans and latex gloves is still at large. As the investigation continues, police are not commenting on any possible motive for the vandlalism. (sic)
Update: According to the latest radio report on KOA a second suspect is now in custody. No names were released in the report.
Guess what? According to this document there is a Maurice Shwenkler (seen, left) affiliated with local 527 organization, the Colorado Citizens Coalition. Gee. What a coinky-dink. (Update 9:30pm: Bigger coinky-dink. Linky no worky now. Off to see if I can unearth it again.) Okay - try this.
20085621714 500 11/06/2008 MAURICE SCHWENKLER **** ***** DENVER CO 80204 COMMUNICATION 1166552 M COLORADO CITIZENS' COALITION
A fun fact about the Colorado Citizens' Coalition:
Among the seven groups is the Colorado Citizens’ Coalition, the recipient of $200,000 from the CEA, which lists its mission as “to provide information to Colorado citizens.” The coalition filed reports indicating it was working on behalf of 17 legislative candidates – all Democrats. The coalition and several of the other 527s - Accountability for Colorado, Main Street Colorado, 21st-Century Colorado, Colorado Values - frequently sent money back and forth to each other.
And here the group is identified as being in support of "progressive political candidates".
Hmmm. I smell a hammer carrying DemocRAT...