Political Animal


April 18, 2013 4:54 PM King and Prince

By Ed Kilgore

In today’s not-so-funny Weird News, it is reported that the man arrested on suspicion of sending a ricin-laced letter to Sen. Roger Wicker (and to the President of the United States) was once hired by Wicker to do his acclaimed Elvis Impersonator number at a party.

Inquiring minds yearn to learn more. Did Wicker (or his guests) mock Paul Kevin Curtis’ hunka hunka burnin’ love stylings, or perhaps compensate him inadequately? Did he tire of The King’s tunes and switch to Prince (somehow I can’t imagine friends of Roger Wicker enjoying “Darling Nikki”)? Or is the guy just stone crazy or evil and inclined to channel his destructive energies towards famous people he’s encountered? Maybe he’s even innocent of any charge other than tackiness. We’ll probably find out soon.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • c u n d gulag on April 18, 2013 5:20 PM:

    I'm sorry, but this guy doesn't sound political.

    He reminds he too much of the poor lost mentally damaged souls standing on soap boxes in NY City, back in the 80's and 90's, who tried to weave their madness into some politacal action!

  • zandru on April 19, 2013 9:53 AM:

    OBE. "KC" was teed off because he couldn't get elected officials to take action to halt the massive underground black market in human body parts.

    Or, as Captcha so sagely observes, "hatsPank formerly"