Rick Beard: the mystery continues

The story so far:

* On October 4, the governor of Illinois names an international man of mystery, "Rick Beard," to head the Lincoln museum/library complex. The announcement contained no hint that this may have an effective future date. It appeared to be for October 4 onward.

* After October 4, this so-called "Rick Beard" made no announcements, granted no interviews, and his "name" was omitted from publicity coming from the library/museum.

* A new announcement makes reference to "interim executive director" Thomas Schwartz ... almost two months after "Beard's" appointment.

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