Just when I thought the Gret Stet goober race couldn’t get any stranger it has. A gumshoe employed by the Vitter campaign was caught spying on Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand a prominent Republican who is NOT supporting Vitter. Normand is pointing the finger of blame at Team Vitter. It’s like something out of an Elmore Leonard novel complete with comic ineptitude. It’s looking as if the pursuit of Vitter’s diaper may be yielding something new and extra stinky.
I’ll give y’all some links so my non-Louisiana readers can keep up with the craziness:
Breakfast Cub? Now it sounds like a John Hughes movie with a pulpy twist. I wonder if Molly Ringwald is involved? The inept shamus also seems to be digging up dirt on Jason Berry of American Zombie. It’s looking a bit like the Watergate break-in only without Cuban veterans of the Bay of Pigs fiasco and their incompetent CIA handlers. Hmm, I wonder if Liddy is involved?
CenLamar: Lamar White has been on the story all day and posted an hour before the Advocate ran the story. The Vestigial Picayune has been silent thus far. They’re supporting Vitter. Fuck them, they’re less than useless.
There are rumors flying around about *why* Normand was the target of Vitter’s not-so private eye. One is being floated by Derek Myers the reporter who claimed that the Vitter campaign got him fired from his job at a Baton Rouge teevee station:
A little background. Normand’s predecessor and mentor Harry Lee, the Chinese Cowboy Sheriff, and Vitter were bitter enemies. Actually, enemy is not a strong enough word: Harry HATED Bitter Vitter and the feeling was mutual. It looks as if Vitter’s love child may exist and that Normand has the goods on Diaper Dave. This is the craziest damn story I’ve ever heard. This makes the Duke-Edwards-Roemer race from hell in 1991 look normal
I’ll let Lamar have the last word about Vitter’s inept investigator: