Saturday, March 28, 2015

Former Guv Musgrove weighs in on the Ole Miss drama

This little column by former Governor Ronnie Musgrove and the esteemed Mr. Ryan Brown appeared in the Huffington Post earlier this week.

Just having a little bit of weekend fun with the column. However, one little observation that might cause problems for the premise of this column. Butler Snow has represented the University of Mississippi Foundation since at least 2011.  It's hard to believe the foundation would hire Butler Snow without the approval of the Chancellor.  Then there is the little matter that Ronnie is obviously still butt-hurt over the fact Haley pretty much twice ruined his political career and life. 


Anonymous said...

Dont forget that Barry Cannada of ButlerSnow was one of the top contenders for that chancellorship.

Anonymous said...

The next scene of the movie should jump to a shot of the Death Star- I mean the kemper coal plant. You know you want to - we all have to pay for the damn thing apparently absent any more factual information.

Ben's & Todd's said...

Rolling on the floor, laughing my ass off.

Anonymous said...

Well done , KF!

Anonymous said...

Loving the technology. "Where does he get those marvelous toys?"

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Ryan Brown work for the state??

Anonymous said...

Whopping 100 people show up to pro-Jones rally but, alas, Danny sends his son as the proxy. Me thinks some is shooting blanks.

Anonymous said...

March 29, 2015 at 5:12 PM = Silly unserious anonymous Junk peddler

Anonymous said...

For the record, me and MANY others don't stand for Dan. I'm an OM graduate that could care less about colonel reb, the flag, or any other symbol. He was never qualified for the job. He is only qualified to be a heart doctor which is an honorable job. But, doctors are not anointed to be qualified for other jobs just because they went to med school.

Anonymous said...

@9:39 Seriously? You really graduated from "OM" (if you did, you'd call it UM). Your grammar - "me . . . don't stand for Dan" - reflects that you might not have even graduated from HS (that means High School).

All Grammared Up said...

Well then, 11:58...let me say it for you. I'm a graduate of Mississippi State. This isn't about a flag or an icon or any other symbol. Jones was never qualified for the job. He is only qualified to be a doctor, which is an honorable job, but, doctors are not annointed to be qualified for other jobs just because they went to med school.

And let me add: Liberals all become eventual victims. Jones sees himself as a victim now and he wants others to come to his rescue. If he could figure out a way, he'd petition the federal government to intervene, and may yet.

Anonymous said...


Dan sent his son who proudly says he "did not attend ole miss"... Hmmm that says a lot! Ole miss most likely would have waived tuition for his son. But nope his son went elsewhere. Ole miss alumni and students get a clue. Dan thinks y'all are beneath him. Why didn't he send his kid who attended ole miss or did any?

Anonymous said...

8:13 AM

Do not get too carried away. Ole Miss is a fine school but it is not Harvard.

But, the reputation of the school has improved markedly with Jones at the helm. Race is no longer an over arching factor for attendance. People across the nation have taken notice of improved race relations.

Coincidentally, certain programs have been implemented to compete with other more expensive schools which allows UM students of lesser means to excel.

On the whole, UM is much better than it was 20 years ago.

That said, Jones has no choice over where his kid chooses to go to school....and if you think are not as much of a parent as you are a tyrant.

Anonymous said...

He sends the son who did not attend Ole Miss to protest for him. It is a fair question to ask why a guy who hates the name Ole Miss, hates rebels and clearly is willing to smear the institution for his ego would expect anyone to rally to his side. Sending a son who did not attend to bully the IHL speaks volumes. Don't you agree.

Anonymous said...

Jones was a UMMC physician then Dean then Chancellor (and the son does not look old). He would have gotten full or half tuition waived. Most likely during the recession. Unless the dude got a full scholarship I bet his parents had some say. If Jones was pro Old Miss this would not be a discussion. He seems to be pro Jones.

Anonymous said...

Love it. Thanks KF! I am so glad we had that Go Zone money that could help Butler Snow pick themselves up after Katrina and build that new building. That wind was so devastating in the Jackson area and it was great to have some government assistance to help this cash strapped firm rebuild and continue to do the great work for the people of Mississippi. I will gladly pay my taxes if they continue to support projects like a new Butler Snow building.

Kingfish said...

That was pretty funny. Don't forget spot zoning.

Anonymous said...

Have Ole Miss people lost their minds. Dan Jones is not Ole Miss and how did his problem carrying out his duties become an attack of the University??This is all about Jones.Are Ole Miss grads that stupid? BTW there is a memo still floating around where he wanted the name Ole Miss dropped.

Anonymous said...

Dan Jones declined the contract KF

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