Around a week ago I spoke with a new reader who paid me the ultimate compliment IMHO when telling me I distilled the subject matter and made things understandable. I tell you folks no one in these parts can hold a candle to T-P OpEd columnist James Gill along those lines and today’s column illustrates why. It is about the post Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings, a subject we’ve occasionally blogged on. Here is a snippet:
The latest prosecution motion can hardly do much to taint the jury pool, because it is good and tainted already. Media coverage has been so exhaustive that, if you can find a potential juror who comes to the case fresh, you have found an idiot.
Geoff Pender has a great story in today’s Sun Herald on the Mississippi 4th Congressional District race. In the piece Pender debunks many of the BS talking points that have been repeated to the point that smaller minds often quote them as gospel such as the meme that Gene has not risen in the ranks given his seniority. The sad lesson here is that simply doing your job well isn’t good enough when the other political party results to telling lies and half-truths to gain traction. Unfortunately too many people sleep walk through life and do too little due diligence when picking candidates to support the result of which is they end up as dupes, voting against their own best interests.
Having spoken with Team Taylor, area voters, other members of the media and more area voters I have some insights of my own, which I’ll share after the election if the mood strikes me to blog on the topic. That said and along the lines of my thoughts above, I’ll add this race reminds me more than a little of last year’s mayoral race in Ocean Springs where Team Haley Barbour aka Boss Hogg and the GOP spent big money trying to buy the office for a guy who since turned out to be a substance abusing domestic abuser. As such, I think folks understand that letting outsiders such as State Farm exec Robert Trippel and K Street lobbyists buy our congressman is not a good idea, especially since we’ll be living with the consequences of the election results while the spin meisters laugh their way to the bank and their next gig.
I think turnout will be heavy on Tuesday and I do not think that is necessarily a good thing for Team Palazzo.