After a weekend of listening to friends who doubtlessly were telling her exactly what she wanted to hear, Susan Lynn is talking up her candidacy to unseat the previously unrivaled kingpin of Mount Juliet politics, Mae "Boss" Beavers. Sure, you can knock off Beavers, these supporters told Lynn, no prob! We're behind you 1000 percent. Her spirit renewed, Lynn made this statement on her blog: "My initial response is that the only ethical decision is to continue my candidacy for the state Senate."
Lynn expressed a different view about running for the Senate back in 2004. This came after Beavers accused Lynn of scheming behind her back to take her seat even as Beavers was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. It's this little bit of reputed treachery that's at the heart of the Beavers-Lynn feud. In the Lebanon Democrat, here's what Lynn said then:
"I have always said [Beavers] is the only one, the only Republican who could have ever won that district - I have always said that. I honestly don't think I could win that district. I literally still pinch myself every day because I can't believe that I actually won [her House race] the last time, and I'm really not so vain to think that I could move up into that position. I'm not. I'm just not."
Do you think this quote might make its way into Beavers' reelection campaign literature?