Palazzo releases two staffers over party, cover-up attempt

Someone in the office of Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) apparently mistook Annapolis’ genteel waterfront for Panama City Beach.

Palazzo had invited friends and family to Annapolis, Md., for a tailgate party leading up to the Southern Mississippi-Navy football game during the Columbus Day weekend.
But the real blowout happened at a waterfront home rented for the Congressman by his scheduler, Whitney Donald, an event that morphed into a two-night party attended by a host of unruly House aides. The scene became festive enough that local police were called on the second night.

Sources close to the Congressman insist Palazzo and his family never stayed at the rental property in question, nor asked staffers to reserve the house.

Roll Call
11/8/11