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The strange case of poisoned pen letters sent to political leaders gets stranger by the day.

First, an Elvis impersonator from Tupelo was nabbed. No ricin was found on his premises, and he was released. During questioning, however, he fingered an erstwhile friend, Everett Dutschke, who was arrested Saturday. Today, as Dutschke appeared in court, NBC’s Pete Williams told Andrea Mitchell that Dutschke used to be a Wayne Newton impersonator. (“Danke schoen! Save those lies, darling, don’t explain!”)

Why were the ricin-laced letters sent to Obama, a Mississippi senator and retired judge?

It’s not political, it’s personal. Continue reading

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