Blogger Mario Burgos got a response from Captain Payne on his involvement in the de'Pascal campaign. Like "Linda" (CFO Gail Reese's "alter-ego") Payne reiterated his Journal denial (Subscription) of involvement (sort of), but managed to poke yet another hole in de'Pascal's campaign boat and his own credibility.
You see, The Captain claimed that he asked Sandra Richardson to "please forward this to Mike Collins. He'll be consulting Paulette on the campaign." Payne's response actually does two things... First it confirms the authenticity of the email posted on this site. Second, it's abundantly clear from Ms. Richardson's email, that The Captain is none other than Payne himself.
Perhaps Mike Collins is The Captain's Little Buddy? What we do know for sure is...
a. Greg is the only Captain of this ship. He creates the strategy. He decides.The Captain's Little Buddy (Mike Collins) is not mentioned anywhere in Richardson's email tirade. Payne desperately wants to create the impression that he has nothing to do with this taxpayer funded fiasco. His involvement not only raises ethical questions (Easily gotten around since Sandra Richardson's husband Cliff sits on the ethics board) but exposes the role that Marty is playing in the upcoming election.
b. I am his First Mate. I report to the Captain. YOU report to ME. Period.
c. You are the candidate. You report to me....NOT "if you get time" between all the "flowers." You MAKE time. I'm not your mother...I'm your coach. This is the PLAN. You want to win? You follow Greg's Plan. Period.- Sandra Richardson Email