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What do “Balloon Boy’s” Dad and Stewart Parnell have in common?

Not much really.

Last word from US Attorney’s Office on the Peanut Corporation of America Investigation:

For Immediate Release
February 9, 2009 FBI Atlanta
Contact: Special Agent Stephen Emmett
(404) 679-6451

FBI To Assist FDA in Ongoing Investigation of the Peanut Corporation of America

ATLANTA, GA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Gregory Jones, FBI Atlanta, announces the FBI’s assistance to the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA/OCI), in the ongoing investigation of the Peanut Corporation of America.

The FBI was asked to assist FDA/OCI in this matter, due to its ability to bring to bear a considerable amount of investigative resources. Although the FBI is fully involved in this investigation, FDA/OCI remains the lead federal investigative agency. As such, the FBI will defer to FDA/OCI for all public commentary regarding the details of this ongoing investigation.

For the time being, the FBI will make no further public comment on this matter.

Contact for USDA, Middle District of GA is:

Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office at 478-621-2602.

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Last word from FDA as of a few moments ago:

"It is FDA’s longstanding policy, consistent with the policy of the Department of Justice, not to comment or provide information with respect to on-going investigations. Inquiries should be addressed to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Georgia."

So, we go after "Balloon Boy’s" dad, but not Stewart Parnell?  What the hell is that all about?

  • C.S. Cody

    Top 5 similarities between BB Dad and Parnell:
    5- Both tell stories which don’t fly
    4- Both are involved in the business of endaging children.
    3- Both are… “nut” cases. (Sorry about that one.)
    2- Both use hot air for questionable purposes. (Sorry about that one too.)
    1- Both are good at taking the 5th.

  • C.S. – never apologize for a good pun ‚Äì or a bad one!