One thing that strikes us at Cottonmouth about the MDOC Debacle is the regular insistence among state officials that they have long been investigating director Chris Epps. According to The Clarion Ledger, the inquiries began in 2007, meaning two separate governors reappointed Epps with his record sullied.
Was their truly no better choice than someone under state and federal investigation?
One has to wonder if Haley suggested reappointment to Governor Bryant and he just blindly followed along, or if Governor Bryant saw the writing on the wall and reappointed out of laziness, or worse...
Did Phil know exactly the kind of person he was allowing so much power?