We interrupt our coverage to bring you this special report.
The Magic 8 Ball Legal Team is in the big time now. They’re going where few trial lawyers dare to tread . . . in front of a judge.
Yesterday’s event in Jones County was relatively uneventful. One thing seems sure. The judge in this case seems to relish in the limelight and this case will likely be going on for a while.
Mitch Tyner, bless his heart, had the first PR slipup of the legal fight. Upon being asked by Margaret Ann Morgan after the proceeding about whether he would consider himself and his wife “crossover voters”, Tyner replied, “How we vote is a private matter. I’m not going to go ask any individual how they vote.”
Tyner on if he & wife were crossover voters: "How we vote is a private matter. I'm not going to go ask any individual how they vote." #MSSen
— Margaret Ann Morgan (@Margaret_AnnM) August 20, 2014
Huh? Seriously? Isn’t that what this whole case is based on – the McDaniel campaign assumption of who crossovers were and what their votes meant?
Marshall Ramsey picked up on the gaffe immediately.
— Marshall Ramsey (@MarshallRamsey) August 20, 2014
Of course, one should never waste a good crisis, which is why the McDaniel fundraising machine went back to work immediately with another plea for financial help (televangelists are blushing).
To justify the raise, he says, “As this trial is set to start, the discovery process will begin anew. Our attorneys will have to go into most of Mississippi’s 82 counties in order to examine the election records in question. This will be a very costly endeavor, and we will need your support to help us keep the election process in Mississippi honest.”
Keep Mississippi honest? He can scarcely keep his own staff honest.
But everyone knows they just miss the fun of the 82 County Bigfoot/Voter Fraud Scavenger Hunt and Jubilee. They can’t hide their crazy and will likely have a whole new crop of volunteers ready for the limelight. Circuit clerks statewide are giddy with anticipation.
It’s about to roll on again. Good luck GOP leaders. You could have stopped this nearly two months ago. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
That’s the way it was – Day 58 of the McDaniel Hostage Crisis.
Good day Mississippi – and good luck.