Dan Maes (Allegedly) Cons 83-Year-Old Women

Tom Tancredo is hitting Dan Maes. Hard.

But, did you notice anything missing from this political attack-ad? Any background information at all. Ms. Poundstone is levying a very serious allegation that Dan Maes took money from her (and her friends!), but offers no proof, or even information to back-up her claim.

Only with some digging on the Inter-tubes can we find some details:
Republican candidate for Colorado Gov. Dan Maes demanded on KHOW’s Peter Boyles Show Monday that host Boyles stop “the nonsense with Freda Poundstone.” After Boyles introduced Poundstone, who said Maes was lying about the status of her donation to him, Maes hung up, explaining he would not be ganged up on.

Poundstone, long-time GOP supporter and former supporter of Maes, alleges Maes asked her and others for money to help him pay his mortgage. She says she gave him more than $300 for that purpose. Maes, however, first told the Denver Post he did not remember what the money was for and now is adamant that he was given the money as a campaign contribution. Poundstone says Maes is a liar.

“I just turned on the last couple of minutes, Peter, and you’ve got to stop the nonsense. And you’ve got to stop the nonsense with Freda Poundstone. Freda gave me a $300 cash contribution, that’s it. It did not go to my mortgage,” Maes told Boyles.

Maes told Boyles that he would not take a lie detector test, calling the proposition “insane” and the line of attack “a distraction.” He said that Boyles, American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo and Poundstone are colluding against him.