LEO’s Stephen George (who consistently goes the distance in the name of journalism– not just politically) went a little further than most mainstream press outlets in Kentucky in telling the story of Heather Ryan, the young mother who claims she was fired after confronting Senator Mitch McConnell at a Paducah commercial taping.
More on Ryan here, here and here.
Ryan has alleged that pressure from McConnell about this money, and how close an avid war protestor stood to its destination, played a part in her demise.
It was during that meeting — which she taped… — that board chairman Siska implied that McConnell’s staff wanted her gone.
“What they were thinking was that an employee from the building was doing this, and that concerned them because they have a connection to the building,” Siska said at the meeting. “… That someone would feel so negatively towards the Senator coming from this building. That’s what surprised them.”
“I’m confused about their concern,” Ryan replied. “Are they concerned because they thought I was a threat, or are they concerned because —”
“The way it was told to me is, they were shocked at the hatred that they felt coming from your daughter,” he said.
What was that about McConnell’s people not meddling in this mess again?
Read the rest in this week’s LEO…