That's right, it's not just Luxembourg that's about to reach its tentacles into state government through Haslam. You recall McWherter rocked the Tennessee political world by disclosing the Luxembourg link in last week's debate. It turns out the Luxembourg-based CVC Capital, which partnered with Haslam's Pilot Corp. this summer to buy the Flying J truck stops, also owns a major stake in a German chemical and energy company named Evonik.
"Evonik is actively doing buisness in Iran," White says.
The questions we hope McWherter answers in today's presser are these: (1) What's his point? (2) Is there one?
Is he suggesting that Pilot truck stops are about to become secret training camps for Muslim extremists? Or is he merely trying to outdo Zach Wamp's crazy campaign accusations? Stay tuned, faithful Pith readers, for our coverage of this afternoon's presser.