When Elvis impersonator and licensed "reflexologist" (??) Paul Kevin Curtis was released on Tuesday after being cleared of mailing envelopes with ricin to the President and other officials, he said about his arrest to the assembled press, “I thought they said rice, so I said, ‘I don’t even eat rice.’" Authorities are now investigating a man who may have had a long-term grudge against Curtis. The man, Everett Dutschke, had his home searched by the FBI to determine whether he was the source of the mailings and attempt to frame Curtis. Dutschke has a rather bizarre history of run-ins with public officials, and once ran for office as a (shocking!) Rethuglican.
Meanwhile, following his release, Curtis was relieved to find out that his dog, Moo Cow, was found after running away from his house when law enforcement descended on it. He also offered to give the assembled ladies foot massages. Love me tender, indeed.
UPDATE: Dutschke was arrested on April 27 in connection with the ricin letters.