Archive for October 2010

Jamie Franks and Idiocy

October 31, 2010

Jamie Franks played his role as attack dog in the Sun Herald today speaking on the finer points of idiocy and offering stunning political analysis.

“Anybody who votes for Steven Palazzo, who is a back-bencher in the state Legislature who has absolutely zero accomplishments, is an idiot,” Franks said. “I served with Steven in the Legislature. I cannot believe that would even be a race, given Gene Taylor’s long list of accomplishments.”

It is clear much of South Mississippi will vote for Palazzo. To all you independents who do, remember that Jamie Franks thinks you’re an idiot. But don’t worry, this is the same Jamie Franks who could only muster 41% of the vote in his 2007 campaign for statewide office. I’m sure he goes to bed cursing the 58% of Mississippi voters as idiots every night.

Jamie Franks doesn’t even understand how Palazzo could make it a race against Gene Taylor, further showing that Franks is out of touch with Mississippi voters. Unless maybe Gene Taylor is an idiot, too. But I won’t get into that kind of analysis. I’ll leave that to Jamie Franks because if there is one thing he is an expert on, it is idiocy.

Morgan Freeman, and some guy, in Hattiesburg

October 15, 2010

That essentially is a headline in the Hattiesburg American today.  Here it is:

Candidate, Morgan Freeman to appear in Hattiesburg

The question is, if Morgan Freeman were not going with him, would the headline just say “Candidate to appear in Hattiesburg”? Not likely. There would be no headline because it would not be news. So why then is that other guy running for Governor, and not Morgan Freeman?

Childers Gives Up On Independents; Invites Bill Clinton to Oxford

October 13, 2010

Travis Childers, the “independent voice for North Mississippi” (according to his campaign) has apparently given up on independents in the First Congressional District. He has pinned his hopes on turning out his base. So he has invited former independent Democrat President Bill Clinton to a get-out-the-vote rally in Oxford. It will be Thursday at 11:30 at The Grove Stage. No word yet on whether the Childers Campaign will restrict the press from this event as well. This isn’t Clinton’s first trip to the district. During the 2008 Primary he visited and introduced Childers and Steve Holland.

Bill Clinton, a Southern Democrat from Arkansas, won the presidency in 1992 and again in 1996. He lost Mississippi both times. During the first mid-term election in his presidency, Mississippi’s First Congressional District elected its first Republican representative since Reconstruction. Short of bringing President Barack Obama or Speaker Nancy Pelosi to town, the Republicans have got to love this. It might not have been as fun, but it would have been less work for the Childers Campaign to just take all the independent votes in the district and send them to Alan Nunnelee in a tastefully wrapped present.