Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ward 1 rumblings

Well, apparently some are banking on Weill assuming the bench next year. Hearing Quentin Whitwell, lobbyist extraordinaire and writer of all things whiskey, and Marcus Ward, Frank's little protege, are going to run. Am sure more will jump in.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

SafeCity, 2008, SB2991.

Quentin Whitwell was one of SafeCity's lobbyists.

Anonymous said...

3:05, who cares. Of course we don't know who all will jump in, but he is sure as sh#! better than Ward.

Anonymous said...

3:56, nobody cares about your opinion either.

Kingfish said...

For those of you who don't know, Marcus Ward was Frank's little handyman. Was his lobbyist for Washington for a while and did whatever else Frank wanted.

Anonymous said...

3:05=3:56=you should look into getting a hobby.

Anonymous said...

I suggest a "Draft the Fish" movement. Where do you live, KF?

Anonymous said...

I've heard that he is thinking of running.

Anonymous said...

It frankly doesn't matter who the Councilperson is in Ward 1. The winner will be powerless. The last 3 people in the seat, including Weill, have delivered nothing but tax increases, greater bond indebtedness and giveaways for the downtown clique.

Kingfish said...

am thinking of running for Sheriff. If Toby can do this, why can't I? At least I never pimped out the police chief's position, the training academy, or did other things that other potential candidates with law enforcement experience have.

Anonymous said...

Considering the state of affairs you might be the most credible candidate KF.

Kingfish said...

Last year I tried to get a copy of the JET budget. The county called out to the Sheriff's office. No clue. Person who dealt with grants had quit and no one out there knew where any grant information was. Sound familiar?

Anonymous said...

B. Laurie Gillespie "lovie (greenville, ms)

This review is from: If By Whiskey (Hardcover)
I gave this book one star because there was not a space to give it NEGATIVE stars. This is by far the WORST book I have ever read. It is an insult to all of the women at Ole Miss, and particularly an insult to those who did not have sex (every night as the book implies.) It is an insult to the men, as well, particularly those that are not sexually promiscuous. It is an insult to the Daily Mississipian and to the student body government. The book also implies that everyone drinks constantly. I resent that. Of course, drinking goes on at all colleges and universities, but Mr. Whitwell, there are students who don't drink. Mr. Whitwell, the author, tried too hard to include everything about Oxford in this book. I grew up in Mississippi and have a son at Ole Miss now - in my opinion, you have disgraced the whole town and the whole university. What was your point???? A Nashvile singer was even included. I love to read - and people are always asking me for suggestions. My copy of If By Whiskey is going in the trash and I am telling everyone I can how poorly written it is - even if I didn't like the subject matter I can appreciate a well written book - this one is not. I hope this author is done - I am truly sorry that I fell for buying such a "trendy" book.

Anonymous said...

Is Whitwell planning to run as a Repub or as a Dem? He has claimed Repub in his last election defeat, but considering his support and appearing on a mail piece for Rep. Cecil Brown (D-Hinds), and his support for the reelection of Speaker McCoy, wondering which he will choose this time.

Anonymous said...

Whitwell is not from Jackson, and he has only lived there for a few years. He ran as a GOP in a state senate race in Oxford in either 1995 or 1999. For him to win Jackson's Ward 1, he will have to first get the big GOP supporters in NE Jxn (Mounger, Yerger, Furrh, Robbie Hughes, etc.) to lock in with him as their candidate. That stops the carpetbagger label. Also it would help if he had the NE Jxn political strategists like Michel, Stribling, Geiger, Hayes Dent, etc. who know that ward. Of course, it will also help to have Weill, who is likely to be a judge by then.

Anonymous said...

Damn 11:58. You write as if it really means something to be the representative from the Cash Cow Ward. I sure hope Whitwell kisses all those asses and receives all those blessings because he won't get anywhere near that kind of reception nor notoriety toiling in obscurity on the Jackson City Council.

Anonymous said...

If it doesn't mean anything 12:54, why do you sit around a computer all day posting rants about it?

Anonymous said...

12:54, it matters as much as any other small office would matter, be that as it may. It just happens to be the topic of discussion. Weill was generally affective when he was the "swing" vote of a divided council. Then he put all his eggs in one basket for mayor -- that of Marshand Crisler -- and now he is not as influental. that doesnt mean that a white GOP from NE Jxn representing Ward One will always be shut out. Plus, if Weill becomes a judge just a few years after being a political unknown, then there is something to be said about serving as the Ward One city councilman, even if you are not allowed at the table in city govt.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Ben Allen has recovered enough from his, ahem, er, you know, 'near stroke' to return.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Ben Allen has recovered enough from his, ahem, er, you know, 'near stroke' to return.

We found you hiding, we found you lying
Choking on the dirt and sand
Your former glories and all the stories
Dragged and washed with eager hands

Anonymous said...

"Maybe Ben Allen has recovered enough from his, ahem, er, you know, 'near stroke' to return."

Why don't you run, Mr. Big Time?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Kingfish should run? Do you live in Ward 1 KF? Or does Uncle Ben Whitebread have you bent over that unfortunate barrel pounding you from behind?

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