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Ed Driscoll

The Looking Glass Refracts

April 18th, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Can the story about Paul Kevin Curtis, the alleged ricin-mailing, self-described hospital whistle blower, self-proclaimed Christian Democrat and Mensa member and Elvis impersonator get even weirder?

Of course it can:

Sen. Roger Wicker said he had once hired and met the Elvis impersonator who was charged Thursday with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the senator.

Wicker, a Mississippi Republican, told reporters the suspect, Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, lived not far from his hometown of Tupelo. The senator had briefly spoken with Curtis a decade ago at a social gathering he and other friends had hosted back when Wicker was serving in the House.

“He’s an entertainer. He’s an Elvis impersonator. He entertained at a party that my wife and I helped give for a young couple that was getting married. He was quite entertaining,” Wicker told reporters at the Capitol on Thursday. “A number of couples gave a party and he was the entertainer and we kicked in on our share.”

Too bad Elvis and John Frankenheimer have both left the building: The Tupelo Candidate would have made for an awesome movie.

Or sit-com, as the case may be.

Incidentally, Ace is wondering if the case against Paul Kevin Curtis is going to unravel as dramatically as the early cases against the suspects in Boston: “I still sort of think we’re going to find out this guy has some castor bean plants growing by his house and the ‘ricin’ detected was castor pollen or something.”

Between Boston and the willful attempt to Memory Hole Kermit Gosnell, “the press certainly hasn’t covered itself with glory,” the Professor writes today.

QED: “NPR hack solves Boston bombing mystery: April ‘a big month for anti-government and right-wing individuals:’”

There’s the Columbine anniversary, there’s Hitler’s birthday, there’s the Oklahoma City bombing, the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco.”

Wait ’til the socialists at National Public Radio discover that the National Socialists were…Socialists.

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