While the Lt. Governor speaks with a silver boot in his mouth, Mississippi’s Commissioner of Public Safety has gone mute – or, as the Sun Herald speculated in yesterday’s editorial “Where, oh, where is Stephen Simpson, Commissioner Simpson’s “gone missing”.
Has anyone seen Stephen Simpson lately? He’s commissioner of public safety for the state of Mississippi.
He was going to come by the Sun Herald on Tuesday. He said he wanted to meet with us and view the video of Sun Herald photographer John Fitzhugh taken last week at Mary Mahoney’s restaurant.
Fitzhugh was forced out of Mahoney’s courtyard and then ordered off a public sidewalk by some of Simpson’s employees at the direction of the governor’s press secretary. Part of that activity was caught on camera.
Maybe the state police should form a posse to go out looking for their boss.
So if you spot the commissioner, tell him we’re still here, the more than half-dozen of us who waited around for him for more than an hour, wondering what misfortune might have delayed or incapacitated him.
Even Simpson’s press secretary said he didn’t know what his boss was up to.
But Simpson stood us up.
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