Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Kiss of death

McAllister's office sure does know how to treat the ladies.
Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, who is 33 and married, has been identified as the staffer on the video kissing her boss. On Monday, Monroe's News-Star published a quote from McCallister's chief of staff Adam Terry who said that Peacock had just been fired. But why? For being kissed by the boss?
Again, infidelity isn't really anybody's business.  But sexual harassment in a congressional office is.  Also there's the issue of how the video was acquired and leaked. Probably James O'Keefe wasn't involved but it does raise some questions.
But while the national media gawks over the lurid details and focuses on Congressman McAllister’s rank hypocrisy, they’re missing the real scandal here: Who leaked the video, and was this leak purposely timed? After all, this video was recorded nearly four months ago, from inside the Congressman’s own district office.

To borrow a horror movie cliche, the call was coming from inside the house.

Update:  Also it turns out that McAllister inherited Rodney Alexander's staffers who probably were not exactly his friends.

Additionally, most people who have seen the movie Clue will remember that the "Mrs. Peacock" character was a Senator's wife involved in a blackmail scandal. So there's that bit of fun.

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