King and Prince

In today’s not-so-funny Weird News, it is reported that the man arrested on suspicion of sending a ricin-laced letter to Sen. Roger Wicker (and to the President of the United States) was once hired by Wicker to do his acclaimed Elvis Impersonator number at a party.

Inquiring minds yearn to learn more. Did Wicker (or his guests) mock Paul Kevin Curtis’ hunka hunka burnin’ love stylings, or perhaps compensate him inadequately? Did he tire of The King’s tunes and switch to Prince (somehow I can’t imagine friends of Roger Wicker enjoying “Darling Nikki”)? Or is the guy just stone crazy or evil and inclined to channel his destructive energies towards famous people he’s encountered? Maybe he’s even innocent of any charge other than tackiness. We’ll probably find out soon.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.