There has been more news in the reaction to the Clarion-Ledger story about State Auditor Stacey Pickering that was published last night. Mr. Pickering's response was posted here earlier today. Here is some other coverage and news from other sources.
The Laurel Leader Call probably took the cake as far as headlines go. No bland corporate writing for this rag. The newspaper used a headline worthy of JJ in this story:
However, Beeeeeeeeeeeert Case interviewed Mr. Pickering on WAPT:
Buuuuuuut Tiffany Case, I mean Parish, issued this statement and 2011 letter today:
In March 2015, I was contacted by the FBI about an investigation involving Stacey Pickering.I was asked a number of questions regarding many items on his campaign finance reports. I was employed by Stacey Pickering during his campaign for State Auditor in 2007. My employment ended November, 2007.On or about June 6, 2011, Stacey, using his campaign account, purchased my white 2003 BMW 325.I have worked for several other political candidates over the past few years. Including a temporary consulting job for Mary Hawkins Butler. I am not, and have never been employed by Mary Hawkins Butler as a campaign staffer.
I did not contact the FBI or the media. The FBI and media contacted me. His campaign finance reports speak for themselves.
I question his assessment that it was simply a clerical error. However, I’m confident the FBI’s investigation will bring out the truth.
The FBI has asked me not to answer any additional questions regarding the ongoing investigation.
She also released this letter in response to being called "disgruntled".
this little call for Mr. Pickering to resign while GOP Establishment sock puppet Y'all Politics called the entire story a "Hail Mary" and was a desperation tactic by the Madison Mayor. It included a link to the Cl story. However, the post is nowhere to be found now on the home page although Mr. Pickering's response is posted.
Now when will Kenneth Wayne and Barb start World War III?