Rep. Steve Hickey's remarkable press release carries a full blog cycle's worth of news. Consider this statement from paragraph 2 of this morning's statement:
Sometimes state government doesn't move fast enough or there are legal technicalities that prevent something from being rectified satisfactorily. This was certainly the case with my legal challenge of the nominating petitions last month of US Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth-Haber. The result of my attempt to get an official ruling was a disappointment to many constituents, and citizens statewide. However, it is my understanding that matter and other related matters have reached another level of state investigation, which perhaps will bring a better outcome so the integrity of our political and election process stays corruption-free and fair for all [link mine; Rep. Steve Hickey, press release, 2014.05.05].
Another level of state investigation... remember Attorney General Jackley's statement on April 5 that he would be talking with his Division of Criminal Investigation about the concerns I raised about false circulators' oaths in my petition challenge affidavit of April 1? Could it be that DCI has followed up on the incontrovertible proof that Annette Bosworth and her husband Chad Haber committed perjury to get Bosworth on the ballot? If so, what action will we see, and how soon?
Update 12:25 CDT: GOP spinster Pat Powers, who has a long and embarrassing history of cheering, covering, and lying for Bosworth, says Rep. Hickey's statement is nothing new, just a "ratcheting up of the rhetoric." KELO-AM conservative talker Greg Belfrage, who has called Bosworth on her question ducking, erratic behavior, and train-wreck campaign video, says the Hickey statement and Batiz letter are bombshells.
Update 12:35 CDT: That Rep. Hickey will be on that Sioux Falls paper's 100 Eyes program this afternoon at 3 p.m. Central. The live chat is open now to submit questions. The program was originally slated to discuss Rep. Hickey's nationally bruited commentary on anal sex. I suspect the editors will open the floor to questions about Annette Bosworth and Chad Haber giving people the shaft.