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The McDaniel Hostage Crisis – Day 66...

The McDaniel Hostage Crisis – Day 66 – Seedy underbellies, whack-a-mole and now we know

By: Magnolia Tribune - August 29, 2014

We interrupt our coverage to bring you this special report.

As Mississippi awaits Judge Hollis McGeehee’s ruling on the motion to dismiss today in Chris McDaniel’s challenge, we take a look back at the half-a-week that was.

On Wednesday, Chris McDaniel hit the TEA Party media circuit with a radio interview on TPNN where he argued about the unconstitutionality of the Mississippi primary system. This spontaneous realization occurs 9 months after he announced for office and a term and a half after he has occupied a seat in the state legislature (and being the Senate Elections Chairman since 2011).

Meanwhile, the Magic 8 Ball Team on behalf of Chris McDaniel and the TEA Party is playing Whack-A-Mole with circuit clerks statewide having subpoenaed over half of them for ALL election materials. Needless to say, most circuit clerks are not amused with this continued fatwa against them that the mainmost partner from Hortman Harlow Bassi Robinson & McDaniel, PLLC has declared. In fact, Oktibbeha County’s Circuit Clerk stuck it right back in McDaniel’s face and requested sanctions for the subpoena.

It turns out that now we know why the case was filed in Jones County. In a Meridian Star piece, we now find out that Jones County Circuit Clerk Bart Gavin has graciously (and oh so coincidentally) “agreed to secure the subpoenaed election materials received” from these clerks. Well it’s hard not to connect the dots to figure that this was the plan all along with regards to the mass subpoena requests of 46 circuit clerks and the fact that McDaniel, Mitch Tyner, Michael Watson & Company would need a willing accomplice in the form of a Circuit Clerk to pull this off.

As Rodney Dangerfield said in Caddyshack, “place your bets . . . place your bets”. We’ll know by Miller Time today.

That’s the way it was – Day 66 of the McDaniel Hostage Crisis.

Good day Mississippi – and good luck.

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