This isn’t as bad as the last volley, but it’s still ugly:
The campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, which said Wednesday it had underpaid wealthy donors for use of their private jets, has another ticklish plane problem.
For a campaign swing that started late last month, Mr. Perry’s campaign chartered a Gulfstream III owned by a California Mexican-food company, Marquez Brothers International, according to flight records and a Marquez Brothers executive.
The same plane was used in a major cocaine-smuggling ring involving a well-known hip-hop music executive that was busted by federal officials last November, according to federal court filings.
A pilot who flew the Marquez Brothers plane was among those who have pleaded guilty in the scheme, in which the jet was among those allegedly used to fly drugs and cash between Los Angeles and Baltimore. Ricky James Brascom, the hip-hop executive, also has pleaded guilty.
Most people skim headlines. So if they do they will probably miss this part:
There is nothing to indicate the Perry campaign knew about the plane’s prior history. Perry spokesman Mark Miner said the campaign had no knowledge of the plane’s history. “We were chartering a plane and not aware of any of the plane’s previous flights,” he said.
I went to school with a serial killer. It was a big school, he was a grade behind me and we didn’t have any classes together. I probably passed him in the hall a few times though.