Jon Huntsman Speaking At The Democratic Convention? Don’t Believe The Rumor
Someone at one of the Brietbart sites posted a story this afternoon that quickly went viral claiming that former Utah Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, Jr. would be speaking at the Democratic National Convention. A revelation that seemed conveniently tied in to the report James Joyner wrote about this morning that some Republican(s) would be speaking at that convention. Predictably, the right side of Twitter erupted in a wave of indignation and vitriol directed at the former Governor.
The only thing is, it’s pretty clearly not true.
Within an hour after the story was published, his daughter Abby Huntsman posted this on her Twitter feed:
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) August 10, 2012
Then, her sister Liddy Huntsman chimed in:
— Liddy Huntsman (@HuntsmanLiddy) August 10, 2012
So, yea, this seems like yet another “rumor” not worth believing. I post this only as a public service.