Mega Millions: What’s up with Mirlande Wilson’s “Sweet Swine” cap?

Woman who claims she may have winning Mega Millions numbers in Baltimore wore a hat that’s drawing viewers to anti-Mitt Romney site

By Yvonne Wenger (The Baltimore Sun, 4/6/2012)

If you’ve been following the bizarre story about the Baltimore woman who claims she may have won a piece of the Mega Millions record-breaking $656 million jackpot, you may have noticed the peculiar hat Mirlande Wilson wore to her news conference this week — the one with “Sweet Swine Pork Rinds” stitched across the front.

After Wilson’s picture was broadcast by The Baltimore Sun and news organizations across the country, a reader from Chicago wrote in to suggest that Wilson and her cap were part of a political stunt designed to smear Mitt Romney, the GOP frontrunner for president. See, when you Google “Sweet Swine Pork Rinds” your first hit is for an anti-Romney site.

He jumped online, searched domain names and for $9.99 he claimed ownership of SweetSwinePorkRinds.com. He used the site to link to his anti-Romney blog, where he promotes animal rights.

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