Ricin letter case enters higher realm of surreality

The Elvis impersonator "framed" for sending poison-tainted letters to top policians? BB reader Jonathan Grubb writes to inform us that the case has entered a surreal world which "includes a taekwondo instructor with a band called Dusty & the RoboDrum". Meanwhile, authorities are investigating the "fellow entertainer" while the now-freed former suspect heads off on an interview tour.

He appeared with his attorney Wednesday on CNN. During his detention, he said, investigators "treated me like gold, but they intensely interrogated me for hours. It was nerve-wracking." Then, at the prompting of a mischievous interviewer, Curtis began to sing a Randy Travis tune, "On the Other Hand," and hugged his laughing attorney, Christi McCoy of Oxford, Miss.