Monday, February 9, 2015

The Queen is in.

Yup. Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler qualified for State Auditor. 

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

She's got my vote. Time to send Pickersham packing.

Bill Dees said...

I'll likely vote for her just to get her out of the Mayor's chair in Madison.

Just $Saying said...

I hope someone still has video of her stating her & her husband no longer had the money he had "allegedly" defrauded the lady in Texas, she said they could not pay money back as they had spent it. Would not vote for her if she was only one running.

Anonymous said...

She is going against the " big boss" boys.Mary is my vote also.

Anonymous said...

When you run for office they look in you closet. In the thirty year history of Madison which was on the brink of bankruptcy with a rooftop tax basis until retail found it's way to "work" with Mary. It may be a rougher ride than this very skilled politician had planned? So why is she running? You will soon know.

Uh Oh said...

This is frightening on several levels.

Anonymous said...

Rudy, start packing, Mary Mary is coming for you!

Anonymous said...

Church is fixing to be out.....

Anonymous said...

Pickering is going to make Hawkins's husband's past land swindle which two people went to jail over a major issue in this campaign. Hard to fight corruption when your married to someone who was involved in a public corruption case. Or maybe it makes it easier. Who knows.

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/2791190/fbi-da-disagree-on-butlers-indictment

Anonymous said...

That noise you hear is Stacey ejecting from this race. He is not going to run against any formidable opponent. He will have to explain what he spent $100,000 on last year!

Anonymous said...

Day 1, Pickering has lost the vote of Coast voters due to his handling of the DMR fiasco.

Anonymous said...

WIN OR LOSE it should get Mr. Pickering to thinking about doing things the right way and stop bowing down to the big money boys.

Anonymous said...

Voting for Mary Hawkins. Don't remember another public official as passionate about doing their job. She always has a goal of being "best" in her actions. Glad to support her.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the Jackson State folks get after for snubbing them when they opened their Madison Campus.

Anonymous said...

Mary has been a great mayor, but I am not sure she can beat a tough opponent statewide.

I look for Pickering to not run. He has very little campaign money and he is always groaning and moaning about how hard it is to live on the Auditor's salary.

Anonymous said...

This would be a disaster. Mary Hawkins Butler -- who suffers from paranoid delusions -- is the most ruthless politician in the state. She would use the office as a bludgeon against all her enemies, real and perceived.

The second cohort numbers in the thousands.

Anonymous said...

I heard Pickering wanted to replace Eric Clark as director of the community college board. Pay is better.

Anonymous said...



"Pickering is going to make Hawkins's husband's past land swindle which two people went to jail over a major issue in this campaign. Hard to fight corruption when your married to someone who was involved in a public corruption case. Or maybe it makes it easier. Who knows," February 9, 2015 at 10:27 AM

You know very well that it was not "Hawkins's (sic) husband's past land swindle." Jim Butler REPORTED the swindle.

But you know that. What you DON'T seem to know, is how to pluralize Hawkins.

Anonymous said...

You may be onto something 11:09 AM. Maybe Pickering won't run and once out of office the MSGOP elites will work it out to give him some sort of Tommy Robertson parachute for doing everything he could to carry their DMR water.

Anonymous said...

If you want a known liar in office vote for the queen,. She lied about something as trivial as putting a wireframe Christmas decoration on your roof. It was:

A safety hazard

Against code

Not christmas.

If she will lie about this and spending fraud money, what else will she lie about.

That being said, she gets my vote only to get her of of city hall.

Anonymous said...

Butler was not the "ringleader" in the swindle, but he participated and put a share of the proceeds in his pocket and never paid it back. He got indicted, but it turned out a rogue FBI agent had given him "immunity". Butler was just as guilty as the others, and thanks to his wife, was the only one that didn't get punished in some form or fashion.

Anonymous said...

"You know very well that it was not "Hawkins's (sic) husband's past land swindle." Jim Butler REPORTED the swindle."

Sorry Skippy - his guilty plea is a matter of public record.

Now, the question is: did she cosign his fraudulent income tax return (i.e., "married, filing jointly")? If so, why wasn't she also charged with income tax evasion?

Anonymous said...

God help us all.

Anonymous said...

She will go after the big wigs whereas Pickering would not. Go MAry go.

Anonymous said...

Count me in the anyone but Stacey camp.

Now who's running against hairspray Jim?

Anonymous said...

I select my candidates based on their hair style. I guess Mary will get my vote....although toning down those bleached curls would ensure it. Maybe a few low lites...

Anonymous said...

Big boy crooks already trying to damage Mayor Mary. Shame, shame!!

Anonymous said...

What a JOKE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How about a third choice? Who else...

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see where the money comes from to support her in a statewide election. She has spent years pissing off developers, contractors, lawyers, businessmen, etc. Last time I checked these were the primary backers of campaigns. Its one thing to run in small town Mississippi. Its another to run a statewide campaign. Any ideas??

Anonymous said...

12:14 sorry, Skippy, Butler did not plead guilty. Richardson did, but Butler's case was dismissed because of unauthorized actions by a single FBI agent. he was not punished at all nor required to make restitution.

Anonymous said...

Madam Mayor Mary's troll's are on the loose today.

Anonymous said...

10:58...All those JSU folks are definitely going to vote for Pickering over Mayor Mary when they vote in the Republican primary. Yeah, right.

Anonymous said...

I must be doing something wrong. No one ever gives me $320,000

Anonymous said...

She is going to have to stop back stabbing Joel Bomgar and the rest of the tea party. She will need all of the votes she can get.

Anonymous said...

Guess the Queen wanted to be the talk of the town and the funeral whispers at Alan Nunnelee's funeral or maybe she decided to scare Pick out of the race.

Anonymous said...

Everybody hates no. 1. She is hands down the best politician in the state who works for the voters best interest in mind. Anyone who would say negative comments about her couldn't begin to understand the wonders it took to for her to make Madison probably the best city in Mississippi .she doesn't say what you want her to say , she says what she believes and does it. Yes, pick # 2 will run from this race because what he may have in his pockets could be far worse than Rudy will want anyone to know, I don't want her to leave Madison but as you've guessed, she will have my vote.

Anonymous said...

Madison is Mary's own little Potemkin village...

Anonymous said...

@4:41. When Joel sent out an email with Mary name on it, like he did with Supt Ronnie MaGehee, saying she supported him when she never said that, it pissed her off and well it should. That boy ain't got the sense God gave a goose.

Anonymous said...

Mary is about to find out just how small of a bubble she lives in. The queen bee will be sent back to her little hive disappointed.

Anonymous said...

And she isn't running for this office because she wants to, there is corruption in Madison COUNTY. only the auditors office can uncover it, funny it hasn't been done so far, but the time has come and I can't wait for the explanations from mr. 20 million $ man and he's not even bionic !

Anonymous said...

And these swipes at her husband are ridiculous and made by armchair district attorneys , remember the crazy DA b-4 guest? That was his show, isn't he in Whitfield now? Rumors have no weight or mass.

Anonymous said...

It depends on what you want in a state auditor in this case. If you want a vacant talking head, stay with Pickering. If you want an engaged leader who looks out for the peoples' interest, Mayor Mary is your gal. The accounts of her tyranny are exaggerations. She gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

Tea party doesnt exist anymore. It wasted its energy on McDaniels and it lost. They have no influence.

Mary Hawkins is a good politician and cannot figure why she would want this job but politicians never do much i understand.

I think the auditor and his office overlook and "fix" too much but if they did it the way they should the heat would be so high that they would melt. USM uses foundation funds to pay auditors bills on missing property and fund a boat on the coast, The Trooper School gives a free lunch to those who show up at the acadamy, alot of unmarked cars are used when they should be marked as per state law(Pickering has one).

Pickering may be disliked on the coast but otherwise not many people care unless there is a hugh problem with his office. The people on here are right but a minority and Pickering hasnt made alot if any powerful enemies.

Anonymous said...

10:58...All those JSU folks are definitely going to vote for Pickering over Mayor Mary when they vote in the Republican primary. Yeah, right.

If Pickering hires the notorious race baitin' vote buyer Pete Perry then all bets are off.

Anonymous said...

yeah, the whole state is going to vote for Mary so she can get revenge on Madison County officials. Screw the other 81 counties.

Anonymous said...

This is the most crooked state in the nation; how about a change?

Anonymous said...

I don't know much but I do know that as much publicity as Rudy has gotten over the years I can assure you that if he were anything close to being a crook then he would not be still sitting at the table. Every state and federal agency has looked into his actions and all have determined that their is no criminal action. So that means that their are a lot of jealous, envious, haters that criticize because they can't do. Now haters lets sit back and see what side Rudy is on when it comes to this election. My guess is that he has the money and the smarts to make a difference. Keep on hating.... Winning.......

Anonymous said...

A statewide race is much more difficult than a municipal race. Get very far from Madison and who has heard of her?

gO mArY gO said...

Mary did not snup her nose at Jackson State coming to Madison. In fact Jackson State slipped in through a side door while violating the regulations of the body that governs the location of colleges.

Mary learned about their move to Madison about the same time the rest of us did since the school made no effort to work with the city officials. And the oversight board ignored its mandated responsibility to disallow one college from encroaching within three miles of an existing institution.

We like rules, police cars, constraints and columns up in here. And we DON'T like peacocks, apartments, vagrants and gunfire. LUMP IT!

Anonymous said...

As State Auditor, she can surely investigate the expenditure of funds on those brick overpasses. Madison: Red Brick to match our Red Necks.

Anonymous said...

That fat ass Goober has been awfully quiet as of lately. I thought he was buddy buddy with Mayor Mary.

Anonymous said...

Mary will have a tough race but if she wins, things will get to be really fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

Joining the rest of the state in saying "Who?"

Anonymous said...

8:00 p.m.

David Clark, the DA before Guest, died recently. He was never a patient at Whitfield. He was truly eccentric and suffered from depression, but was also quite a brilliant man. He served honorably as DA, and did make his share of mistakes and misses, but bring David Richardson to justice, along with one of the two co-conspirators in the land fraud, was a high point of his second tenure as DA.

Anonymous said...

So I was sitting in traffic on west street today where all the legislators park. I noticed a vehicle parked just outside the woolfolk building parked in a parking space reserved for H101. HE/SHE also had H101 in his/her car window but the vehicle(a hummer) had a arkansas tag. Seems like stacy could walk out his front door to investigate this lawmaker to verify why he/she has a vehicle without of state tags.

Anonymous said...

7:32, the street parking is for legislative staff. Legislators park on the Capitol grounds.

Anonymous said...

902. You're not correct

Anonymous said...

yep 9:02 doesnt know what he/she is talking about

Anonymous said...

the greatest misconception in Mississippi... the overpass is not brick. Its stamped concrete made to resemble brick.

Anonymous said...

"David Clark, the DA before Guest, died recently. He was never a patient at Whitfield. He was truly eccentric and suffered from depression, but was also quite a brilliant man. He served honorably as DA, and did make his share of mistakes and misses..."
February 10, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Terrorizing innocent citizens does not constitute 'serving honorably'. http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/2791190/fbi-da-disagree-on-butlers-indictment And those-in-the-know say that Jim Butler was hardly the only innocent person whose life was nearly destroyed by Clark.

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