Political candidates may spout off against environmental regulation to grab knee-jerk applause from unthinking audiences, but they do us all a disservice. And they do not demonstrate good credentials to lead state government.Governors say the worst is yet to come. ... John Ford transferred to prison in Memphis. ... Childhood obesity declines slightly. ... Study says state unemployment will stay above 10 percent all year. ... Students protest higher education cuts. ... Starting today, it's legal to carry a loaded handgun in the Smokies. ... Rep. Matthew Hill says his "state sovereignty" bills are misunderstood. ... More than 50,000 Tennesseans got a handgun permit last year. ... A.C. KIeinheider thinks Ramsey's the most likely tea party candidate. ... Rep. Ben West says he won't endorse anyone running to replace him:
"... I expect a vigorous campaign, by a lot of people, and I'm gonna sit on the sideline, with my popcorn, and watch 'em."
Like Jay-Z and Lady Gaga, Harold Ford, Jr. has a tour rider. The former Tennessee congressman, who is now trying to carpetbag his way to a Senate seat in New York, banks about $20,000 when he gives speeches booked by the Greater Talent Network agency. According to the below contract for an appearance Wednesday at a Missouri college, Ford demands that when his limo driver picks him up, the chauffeur must be carrying a sign reading "H.F.." Presumably, if the Democrat's name was spelled out, hordes of fans/groupies would be alerted to his impending arrival and swarm him (something that has bedeviled the Jonas Brothers).But seriously, don't even think about offering him shellfish. h/t: Patrick Rodgers, superstar.
A little moderation would improve this forum immensely.
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I would think being endorsed by Kane is the LAST thing either candidate would want.
Isn't the plan for Cayce based on the East Lake initiative in Atlanta?
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