Senator Once Hired Ricin Suspect to Play Elvis
Roger Wicker says Curtis was 'quite entertaining'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2013 1:51 PM CDT
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

(Newser) – Yet one more strange detail in the case of the Elvis impersonator and conspiracy theorist accused of sending toxic letters to the president and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker. It seems that Wicker once hired the guy to, yes, impersonate Elvis, reports CNN. "He entertained at a party that my wife and I helped give for a young couple that was getting married," recalls the senator. "He was quite entertaining." Wicker, who represented Paul Kevin Curtis' district as a congressman years ago, adds that he suspects the mental health of Curtis had gone downhill since, reports the Hill.

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K.KRANK
Apr 19, 2013 6:42 AM CDT
I don't know if impersonating Elvis is good for one's mental health. I mean look what happened to Elvis, the meds the guy was taking by the end of his life & his constipation & the way he died, trying to pinch a loaf & having his ticker explode on him. I think if I tried to impersonate a person like that, that after a while I'd go insane too :/
jgmann
Apr 18, 2013 3:52 PM CDT
He was the Devil in Disguise .
LetsBtolerant
Apr 18, 2013 3:13 PM CDT
I wonder if the senator stiffed him on the bill???