Thursday, January 29, 2015

Taggart will not run for AG

Republican politico Andy Taggart sent out this email last night:


After much thought and deliberation, and on the heels of the prayers of many, I have decided not to make the race for AG this year. I made a commitment to my law partners and law firm -- and those who rely upon it for their livelihoods -- five years ago.  I do not believe my commitment has yet been satisfied.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too much of pay cut

Anonymous said...

Too bad Taggart wasn't this ethical when he pulled out of the Madison County Supervisor race.

Anonymous said...

Translation: polls told him he couldn't beat Jim Hood

Anonymous said...

No Republican can beat Hood. He's about the only elected official that earns his keep.

Anonymous said...

10:17 better than even chance hood ain't running. His kids are getting college age and he doesn't make squat as AG.

Andy announced before Hood made public his intentions.

Andy Who? said...

What 9:20 said.

Anonymous said...

Okay, we can all exhale now.
9:20 is right. Taggart was my Supervisor. I was glad to see him go.

Anonymous said...

Taggart is a nice man. He has been through some personal turbulence.

He is not, however, a very good lawyer.

He would make a terrible AG in that he would seek to cuddle with big business and he would utterly neglect every day citizens.

If you hate Hood its because you hate the D behind his name and certainly not because you know him or his concern for the elderly, the young, and the uncounted.

The only person around today who can keep big business from literally raping and billing the consumer is Hood.

Taggart would not even begin to know how to do any such thing and his politics would prevent him from even googling the idea.

Anonymous said...

Hood doesn't want the job any more. He wants to be back in Houston every single day and not just most of the time.

Anonymous said...

At this time, I too would like to announce that I'm not going to run for office.

Anonymous said...

Okay.....so Taggart isn't running....Hood may head to the house.

Soooo........who beez running?

Anonymous said...

LOL..im announcing im not running even though I really only told myself I was running. This guy has always thought way to much of his "own" self worth. No one goes to him for council in the GOP except those who know nothing to begin with. Its so sad to see the disillusioned.

Anonymous said...

I serve with Andy Taggart on the Madison County Board of Supervisors. He is one of the most honorable and trustworthy men I have ever known.

Andy would have made a great AG and I regret he is not running, hopefully someone with his qualities will step forward.

Anonymous said...

Steve Seale?

Anonymous said...

3:07. You must be proud of the under handed way Taggert let DI smith get his old seat. The only people I have ever seen do something that shady are democrats. Since you approve of his unethical behavior what does that say about your charecter?

Anonymous said...

After last year the Republicans are easily as shady as the Democrats. They are all Republicrats.

Anonymous said...

4:03. It says a lot more about his character than your spelling.

Anonymous said...

Is Andy too "establishment" for you dim-witted peckerwoods? Those who know him will vouch for both his legal skills and his political integrity. Those who know him well will also tell you that he is one of most decent, God-fearing human beings on the planet.

Anonymous said...

Jim Hood would have given Taggart a thrashing.
It would be interesting to see a Taggart vs. Jere Nash election showdown if Mr. Nash wasn't a convicted felon.

Anonymous said...

The anti-vaccination, hollow-headed die-hard McNuts would never vote for Taggart. All 5,000 of them...

Anonymous said...

If you have ever watched an oral argument at the Supreme Court with someone from the Attorney General's office, you would have no doubt that Hood presides over a bastion of incompetence.

Anonymous said...

@4:24 YES...I agree...God fearing decent men collude with each other to scam a political seat from the public they supposedly are sworn serve. We need more people like this in office, our churches and society. We are so lucky to have you defend these righteous men. Thanks Andy Taggert and D.I. Smith, you are men of integrity we rarely see in this day and age. I salute you sirs.!!!!

Anonymous said...

Political integrity?

Sorry to burst your bubble. Taggart has no political integrity.

Anonymous said...

Several misconceptions about Little Jimmy-I've worked for him. He is a know-it-all arrogant little man. You can't discuss anything with him. There's one right opinion and that's his opinion. If you try to discuss an issue with him (showing another side of the issue), he will shut you down & try to intimidate you &/or fire you. He's not the brightest bulb in the box. He surrounds himself with "yes" men who will just agree with whatever he says. He has his token non-white male & her name starts with O. She's about as smart as a pencil and about as quick to respond as a turtle with one leg. He doesn't work in Jackson. He works from his house in Houston. He has an office in Jackson that he rarely visits or uses. Just wanted to present my first-hand observations about Little Jimmy (as we all call him). Little man. GIANT ego. Our state needs better.

Anonymous said...

@8:08, you obviously didn't know what you were talking about to have to leave. Since I've worked for him for several years, the show-offs that try and brown nose the boss and have no idea what they are talking about, usually don't last. I've found him to be headstrong as any leader would be. He has had no problems taking my advice on issues because I educate myself prior to meetings (sometimes for days prior).

Anonymous said...

It's 8:08 again-so I don't know what I'm talking about? 1) I left voluntarily because I am smart and very capable enough to not have to work for someone who doesn't respect and appreciate his employees. 2) You and everyone else know that he does not work in Jackson. He "works" from home or rather sits on his a$$ and bosses people around from afar. 3) I have personally seen him horribly disrespect/shame someone publicly simply because they dare to cross him-not because they were wrong, simply because they dared not agreed with his royal highness. 4) You disagree how I characterized one of his top individuals who does nothing, responds to no one & hardly works? Yet she is allowed to stay in her job because she is a minority? 5) I never brown-nosed. In fact, just the opposite. I watched how he operated, kept my distance, did my job, & left. I will never compromise my morals, integrity, or beliefs for a person or a job. I stand by my opinion of him. He's far from a good boss and a good human.

Anonymous said...

True story: Jim Hood flipped me off, rolled down his window, and called me a piece of shit in front of my kids, all because he didn't understand how to use the roundabout by the airport. He was in a black SUV.

Anonymous said...

That was NOT Jim Hood in the black SUV in the roundabout. That was Conway Twitty who called you a piece of s**t.

Anonymous said...

@4:58 and 5:28 That's funny stuff! FYI: Delbert is now looking to run for AG "IF" Hood drops out at the last minute. There are 2 Supreme Court judges not running again from north Mississippi next year and Hood wants to be a judge. CONWAY TWITTY!!!! That's funny ha ha!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that anyone runs for office these days.

I have to be a bit suspicious of the kind of person who would subject their families ( especially their children) to the kind of vitriol that currently passes for political dialogue.

I even remember a time when wives and children were not considered " fair game" though there are those who like to go back to the days of Andrew Jackson to try to argue that wasn't the case and forget that for a while, we were more civilized. They are simply rationalizing their bad behavior by nitpicking through history. And, they are ignoring papers weren't even daily and even then, it was an hour of reading not a 24/7 unrelenting assault on character.

There isn't a perfect human nor a human everyone likes or one whose words or deeds can't be twisted. And, even if there were, the opposition strategists would invent something out of whole cloth.

We are our worst enemy and the odds that we will destroy ourselves is far greater than the threats from external enemies!







Anonymous said...

7:40 AM Blah, blah, blah, blah

Anonymous said...

4:58...HA! That's good stuff. Don't take it away...

Two Slices of Ham Please said...

Working in the D.A.'s office is apparently good practice for running a soup kitchen and panhandling for canned goods.

Past Voices said...

Chisel-Face Mike Moore was the first to sport the Conway 'Do' and he's just damned lucky the feds never got a chance to confiscate the hard drives of his asst DA staff members.

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