Tea Party Candidate’s Campaign Gives Eleventy Thousandth Story On Break-In At Nursing Home
After Clayton Thomas Kelly, a Tea Party blogger, broke into a nursing home in order to take photographs for a video deemed as a “hit piece” on Senator Thad Cochran, whose wife is bedridden, State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign is trying to explain how they were privy to the break-in 90 minutes before it was made public knowledge.
After juggling contradicting stories yesterday, Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign gave what appears to be its final story on how it learned of the break-in at the nursing home where Cochran’s wife resides.
Here’s the final story (wink wink):
The statement is via McDaniel campaign spokesman Noel Fritsch:
Melanie noticed the political blog post at around 1:00 AM CDT Saturday and was alarmed that it was likely Ms. Cochran who had been photographed based on the preponderance of evidence, including the name of the rest home and the comments on the blog.
At around 7:30 AM CDT, Chris was notified only briefly of the incident and the need to personally reach out to Sen. Cochran.
Shortly thereafter, Melanie called Cochran campaign manager Kirk Sims to express in strongest terms the campaigns’ condemnation of the alleged crime. Alex Jaffe interviewed Chris at around 9:30 AM CDT during an event, at which time Chris had still not been fully briefed. Chris was not fully briefed until he left event around 10:30 AM CDT, at which point the campaign issued a statement at 10:49 AM CDT.
So she read a story and made the leap that it must be about Cochran’s wife. If that’s what she did, when she called Cochran she would have asked him if it had anything to do with his elderly wife, that is, if she’s a normal person.
The Ledger has updated their story so many times with different excuses from the McDaniel campaign it’s like a bad soap opera.
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