If you’re going to be drunk in public underage in possession of firearms, a word to the wise: be the governor’s son. Or don’t.
On Halloween night, Drew Stitt was forthright with Logan County deputies, informing him that he was intoxicated when they came to investigate a gun case taken from his vehicle while he was at Guthrie Haunts.
Unfortunately, Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux wasn’t as forthright in releasing this information to the public ahead of the Nov. 8 election. A Tulsa television station broke the news two weeks later, after which the sheriff was more than eager to talk about the case until the cows came home, but left out the part about how unhappy his deputy was for how the situation was being handled, of course.
Now, to be fair, Drew Stitt immediately informed the deputy who his father was, so he seems to be miles ahead of Kevin in terms of honesty, even if his intention was to stay out of handcuffs. News of the incident likely wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the election, which can be described only as Republicans turned out to “own the libs.”
In fairness, it seems like being the governor’s son might work against him in the long run, but requesting the governor’s executive security detail from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol come take possession of the weapons and then neither involved agency publicizing that information smacks of privilege, especially when Devereaux and the OHP go way out of their way to self-aggrandize their agencies regularly.
But I guess we’d all better get used to the Oklahoma Double Standard. After all, Oklahomans overwhelmingly voted for it.