These days, the Level 3 is known as a place where mobs of drunken animals gather for a little late night/early morning fun. After the patrons finish getting drunk beyond belief and playing with illegal strippers, they pile out into the street en masse for more revelry. And by "revelry," we mean that they go out into the street and recklessly discharge firearms for no good reason and generally make themselves a nuisance to law-abiding citizens.
So imagine our surprise when we learned that Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker (R) has a close connection to the Level 3 f/k/a Touch thug bar. While we don't know if the straight-laced family values conservative has actually gone to the Level 3 to get his freak on, we do know that one of his staffers has a business interest in this thug bar.
Meet Saleem Baird.
The staffer in question is a young fellow named Saleem Baird. Mr. Baird serves as Senator Wicker's "Legislative Correspondent." For these services, Mr. Baird is paid over $50,000.00 a year in taxpayer money. No word on how much of that he uses to thug-up our downtown neighborhood at Level 3/Touch.
It seems quite strange that a conservative Senator like Mr. Wicker would allow a staffer to have a business interest in this type of night club. It becomes even more strange when one considers Senator Wicker's close connection with the ultra-conservative religious-right American Family Association. Something tells me Rev. Wildmon would not approve of the debauchery that goes on at this place.
Maybe one day Senator Wicker can tell us how he feels about one of his staffers being involved in this den of iniquity. Until then, we'll keep an eye out for Senator Wicker walking around downtown wearing a wifebeater and Cincinnati Reds cap and smoking a blunt.