Drew Peterson: ‘There are people out there who believe in me’
BY MICHAEL SNEED email@example.com June 4, 2012 11:54PM
Updated: July 7, 2012 8:37AM
The Peterson file . . .
So who is Drew Peterson?
◆ Is he the self-described “wise-ass” ex-cop who is as harmless as his next bad joke?
◆ Is he a caring father despite his habit of exiting each of his four marriages in order to move on to the next one?
◆ Is he a wife murderer; a charmer who married four times in search of “romantic” love — only to have one disappear and one die mysteriously in a bathtub?
In this second part of an exclusive Sneed interview, Peterson — who is awaiting trial next month for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio — seemed to be an enigma encased in a six-pack of Coors Light with a taste of chili dog. His comments are easy to swallow but hard to digest.
◆ Peterson, who shows no remorse for any of the mess caused by his marital decisions, wants “to apologize to all those people who have written to me I’ve not been able to answer. ... I don’t think I am getting all my mail.”
Angry over being labeled “sinister,” Peterson smirks when he describes his former wife Kathleen Savio’s “hellcat” temper — yet softens when he talks about wanting to teach Lacy, his young daughter, how to fish.
And just when you thought you had a handle on what might be Peterson’s soft side, you get pushed off track by an unexpected answer; a louche comment; a startling response.
◆ Question: “What is your favorite magazine.”
◆ Answer: “Cosmopolitan” (A women’s fluff mag)
◆ Question: Really?
◆ Answer: “Yeah.”
◆ Question: “How would you like to be described?”
◆ Answer: “In a swimsuit on the beach.”
Then there’s Peterson’s response to the Lifetime TV movie, “Drew Peterson: Untouchable,” starring actress Kaley Cuoco as his missing wife, Stacy, which paints a grisly Peterson picture.
◆ Quoth Peterson: “Not seeing Kaley Cuoco in a bikini was a waste of time.”
Although Peterson claims to be angry with FOX newsman Geraldo Rivera, whom he feels entered his house “pretending to be a friend and wanting to help, but didn’t,” what he really is upset about is how he is being treated as a veteran: a former U.S. Army member of the Military Police.
“Why would President Obama endorse limiting hearsay evidence in trials against terrorists housed at Guantanamo — and yet they are going to permit hearsay evidence at my trial!”
This time Peterson is not smiling or cracking a joke; this is what really gets him animated: hearsay evidence — reportedly 14 pieces of hearsay testimony that may be used against Peterson during the trial of his life.
How much of it will have to do with the disappearance of Stacy? How much from close friends of Savio?
Peterson claims the majority of his mail comes from women “who tell me to hang tough. That there are people out there who believe in me.”
The story of Drew Peterson is now pretty clear; the subject always seems to be about women.