“Its very untoward. Probably not illegal, but seriously lacking any sort of discretion and not even minimally thought out.”
Like a senator shuttering away his wife and cavorting around the globe with a mistress?
Here’s another element of “photo-gate” that has never been fully explained. I’m told that Mrs. Cochran lives in one of the better nursing homes in Mississippi.
Not familiar with their security procedures, but at facilities in other states (where members of Mrs. Spook’s family have resided) you can’t just waltz into a patient’s room with a camera. Two of those nursing homes (both located in South Carolina) had visitor logs and you had to check in at the nurse’s station before proceeding to the room. If you weren’t on the visitor’s list, they called the individual responsible for the patient’s affairs. If the guardian/relative said “no” the visitor was directed to leave.
I believe that Cochran’s campaign got wind that something like this was in the works and allowed it to happen, then waited to release it at the right political moment. Sure enough, all talk about Thad and his mistress evaporated with disclosure of the taping incident.