We're not the kind of crew to read too much into men being chosen over women. Hey, sometimes the person with a penis is more qualified. But could it really be that all of the women running among the 40 races for Metro Council are wholly unacceptable? That's apparently how the Nashville Business Coalition sees it.
The group's endorsements this week include vice mayoral candidate Diane Neighbors, which isn't all that significant considering that there are only women running in that race. By our count, there are three women running in the at-large race and another 19 running in the district races for Metro Council. No breasted council contender passed the group's sniff test. That seems remarkable.
(Curiously, in one of the city's more interesting races, District 24, where there are a number of highly qualified candidates—including one woman—the group didn't endorse at all.)
UPDATE: A coalition member says District 28's Jacobia Dowell may have gotten the nod (along with opponent Duane Dominy) since the endorsement announcement earlier this week. Trying to confirm now....
UPDATE II: The coalition has endorsed Dowell.