I know most of the story and may know the whole story. This is not a surprise to most,if he does his job well, what business is it of yours what he does on his private time. I may not agree with what he is doing, but there have been times others have not agreed with what I did. The majority of the citizen thinks he is doing a good job as mayor. It will be up to the citizens of Southaven to decide his fate. Your spoon may break while you are stirring the pot. ~ legalegale from Indianola
Just curious, because some parts of the story are appalling. I will not judge anyone based on how they choose to live their life, as this is a free country. But, what if someone is hurt in the process of living said freedoms? That is my ONLY point, as otherwise I could care less. And I am not stirrng the pot. PUBLIC INFORMATION is not stirring anything. ~ I am not a hater from Memphis.
An “unshareable need” is a term used by Dr Donald Cressey, a sociologist and white collar crime theory pioneer. Anyone with an auditing background (like myself) has studied Cressey’s work. Examples of unshareable needs include addictions to booze, gambling, drugs, and sex. I have seen familial pressures also rise to the level of an unshareable need. Long ago I uncovered an embezzlement in a local government. The perpetrator used to money to pay for a story book wedding in that instance.
In Tom Porteous’ case he had a mistress on the side as well as problems with booze and gambling. Those addictions were used by those that enabled him as the hook to control the man.
And on the subject of “a nasty taste in the mouth.” Why no mention on your blog of the State Auditor busting Republican mayor of Southaven, former rising star congressional candidate Greg Davis spending $170,000 of the city’s money on frolics to gay destinations, Cayo Hueso and San Francisco, as well as counseling to “cure” his penchant for sodomy? He’s a doozy, okay. Talk about “that ain’t doughnut glaze on your backside matey.”
Greg Davis is neglected no more Hendry though I gotta give up one of my secret blogging secrets to make this post, sticky subject matter it is, sing: the Topix forums. I’ve never posted to them and likely never will folks but the reading is excellent. I found out the skinny on David Carmadelle’s child molesting quasi step dad Jerry Dantin via Topix months before anyone in the main stream media knew anything (Given the mass hysteria surrounding Jerry Sandusky you wonder how Carmadelle and his police chief got a pass on what Dantin did that little boy.) Lest I digress.
Given a bunch of grifting gay men in Jefferson Parish/Nova Scotia tried venue shopping a defamation case against me to a judicial hellhole in Nova Scotia because I called them girls and busted their ass for lying to Canadian courts I guess its only fair I get to point out the chat room chatter is that GOP stalwart/Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is gay along the lines the locally chat room chattered Nunny and folks this goes way beyond just a bit of doughnut glaze.
The bottom line here folks is if a person can’t conduct their personal affairs with any sense of self decency, how the heck should anyone expect them to conduct public business in any other manner. IN the private sector my clients tell me to the person they choose their upper level managers using that criteria as a major determinate. The refrain is the same just put a different way: “If they can’t run their private life how can I expect them to conduct business for me?” It is simple logic that can’t be argued against.
So why do I bring up Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and the fact his private life is a shambles? Mainly because he stole $170,000 from Mississippi’s 3rd largest city and the news cycle does not favor the guy as the latest allegations are he used City funds to dole out political contributions.
Mayor Davis needs to realize that unfortunately, perception is reality and when living in the deep south, rumors fueled by facts that can be read different ways (oldest daughter not speaking to him, middle daughter telling friends some pretty unfortunate reasons for the divorce, etc) will bring about your downfall. You are an elected official, you now no longer have the “expected” right to privacy. You are no longer a private person, you are a public figure. You wanted to run, nobody forced you. You wanted to cheat, errr, the perception that you cheated, thus causing your divorce, is something that I take into account of you wanting to run my city. And to those of you saying “what does it matter how he runs his personal life as long as he runs the city properly?” Well, it does. If you can’t keep your family together (which is more important than running a city), how am I to believe that you can run a city properly?
This is the truth. He has been gay now for 5 years. Multiple relationships. His ex wife will tell anyone that will listen. He is now in a committed relationship with a male in Starkville. He uses tax payer dollars to drive to Starkville every other weekend. He also uses tax payer dollars most every night at the Chop House to get hammered. He has been good for the City but he has run his course. I have a feeling the State Auditor will see that he is gone. If not in jail, out of office.
In Mississippi if you steal $170,000 with a pen and especially if you are an elected official you get a chance to pay the money back and avoid criminal prosecution, such fate normally reserved for low-level employees that steal a couple of thousand dollars. Davis’ refusal to resign office could be a game changer in this instance folks. We’ll keep our eyes on this one. File this one under family values.