The FBI is reportedly investigating. Waves of stink worry House Republicans who -- unlike Blunt -- are up for reelection in November.
The Monday news conference in Springfield was supposed to be at the Library Station on North Kansas Expressway. The House members were supposed to issue a plan calling for reform of the fee offices.
But KYTV reports that Blunt scrubbed the flyaround and "requested opening negotiations with the members about their plan." Politspeak for "keep your mouth shut and don't make waves."
The station reports on its political blog that Springfield's senator had no idea what was going on:
[W]hen asked for her opinion on reforming the way fee offices are run, Sen. Norma Champion said she couldn't comment on something she didn't know about.
"I didn't know there was a flyaround," Champion said. "You're catching me on something I've not been a part of."
"I don't have a plan," Champion added. "That's fine if he has a plan but I don't have a plan to do that."
When I requested an on-camera interview for a story I plan to air Monday night on KY3 News at 10, Champion replied, "No thank-you. I'm not going to let him (Harpool) define the agenda."