Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some Thoughts on the Pickering-Vitter Contribution From An Anonymous Correspondent

Yesterday I received the following musings from a correspondent via our e-mail option. It's interesting enough to quote in full:

On August 11, 2009, Haley Barbour's PAC (named "Haley's PAC") gave $5,000 to Louisiana Congressman David Vitter (who clearly has had problems with prostitutes), and then, four days later, on August 15, 2009, Chip Pickering's PAC (named "Commerce, Hope, Innovation & Progress PAC) gave $5,000 to Haley Barbour's PAC?

If so, it sure makes you wonder what all it is that these guys know about one another.
Maybe Max Blumenthal's
article about the Pickering diaries at isn't too far off the mark. (This article was mentioned a few weeks ago by NMissCommentor.)

Could Haley Barbour actually be considering Chip Pickering as a replacement for Thad Cochran's Senate seat when Cochran retires, even in light of the allegations of Chip's adultery with Beth Creekmore Byrd? Could Chip Pickering's "people" (whoever that might include) possibly be able to buy Leisha Pickering's silence?

I'm reminded of how John McCain and his second wife, Cindy Hensley (I think of the wealthy family that owns the Coors' beer business), seemed to basically buy the silence and cooperation of John's first wife, Carol. I had liked McCain pretty well until I read
the Daily Mail article about it.

Do you think something like this could happen in the Pickering situation, using the money of the wealthy family that owns Cellular South?
Dear Correspondent:

Stranger things have happened . . .


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