Banks' response to Waller's acceptance of PAC money is was powerful, especially considering how former Chief Justice Jim Smith lost his seat (in the very same Central District) 4 years ago:
“With no disrespect, there’s a lot of PAC money been going around,” Banks said. “And it’s not for Earle Banks. And that’s fine. Because Earle Banks is going to be the candidate for the people of Mississippi … blue-collar workers, to everybody whether you’re in the ivory tower or whether you’re the man on the street, whether construction or whatever. I will be fair in hearing your case before this court.”The conventional wisdom is that former Chief Justice Jim Smith lost his seat due in large part to a perception that the Mississippi Supreme Court had been bought and paid for by big business, and wasn't being fair to average Mississippians. The fundraiser invitation linked below is going to add fuel to the idea that Waller is a sock puppet for corporations and the wealthy, not the average Mississippian.
Follow the jump to see the Waller fundraiser invitation at issue.
Waller Fundraiser Invitation
That invite reads like someone who is trying to lose a race in the Central District in an Obama election year, which has a BVAP of 53%.