As the scandal at DMR spreads across South Mississippi’s largely Republican political elites with the latest revelations of potential criminal misconduct by DMR Executive Director Bill Walker by the Sun Herald one naturally wonders why Governor Phil Bryant has chosen to sit on his hands leaving Walker in office.
If this had been a school secretary embezzling a few thousand dollars from the Student Activity Fund or a secretary at (insert name of state agency) doing same that person would be, at the minimum put on a leave of absence while the investigation sorted all the dirty deeds out. If you are a political appointee of Bryant on the other hand you get to keep your job and search for a graceful exit.
The latest revelation that Congressman Steven Palazzo’s father was involved in one of the OIG properties illustrate the breadth of the unfolding scandal, which literally stretches from coastal Mississippi straight to the Capitol City. If there is an honest GOP politician in Jackson the unwashed masses have yet to hear from ’em.