Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Return of the Sith?

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.  District 2 Supervisor Darrell McQuirter kept his position as Hinds County Board of Supervisors President with the support of supervisors Robert Graham and Bobcat McGowan.  Supervisor Peggy Hobson-Calhoun was left out in the cold as the new junta booted her from the Vice-President position and awarded it to none other than Robert Graham.

The board adopted the policy of rotating the presidency among the supervisors at the January 6, 2014 board meeting.  Everyone was supposed to get a trophy but apparently such fairness was rejected by the new gang of three. The video is posted below. The board voted in January 2014 to rotate the presidency every nine months but changed it to twelve months a year ago. 

Board voted in November 2013 to study rotating presidency.  Then voted in January to adopt the policy. 


Anonymous said...

They ain't got nuthin' on Madison County!

Anonymous said...

McQuirter is a good guy. Never thought I would see him support Graham for anything.

Anonymous said...

McQuirter was a good guy - wondering about him lately, though. Appears that he has gone to the dark side now. Hate it for the county, he had all kinds of potential and the BOS was actually functioning like a government should. Guess we ought to start watching for more Airwaves type contracts now.

Anonymous said...

Agree, all the fun happens on the Madison BOS. Kind of explains how Jackson got so messed up before they handed it over to the democrats. Elect, pillage, move up the road, repeat.

Anonymous said...

Graham needed the "vote of confidence" from the board to support his mayoral run. I suppose he and McQuirter swapped support for each other and McGowan just went along. This alliance will last all of a week until Graham needs another favor.

McQuirter better not miss a meeting or we'll see Graham swinging the gavel again. Woe unto Hinds County when that happens.

Anonymous said...

What is going on in Madison county?

Anonymous said...


You're completely right. He has gone over to the dark side. The good pastor hasn't been so good of late...

Anonymous said...

McQuirter IS a good guy, not was. But he is getting suckered by several hucksters.

Just Gonna Put This Out There.. said...

Eventually, even some good men will begin to side with the hucksters. It's the carnival atmosphere where Everybody wants to be the main attraction. And the money is good on the 'dark side' too. An honest politician's only income is his salary.

Anonymous said...

The demise of Robert Graham has been greatly exaggerated.

Anonymous said...

8:53 - I personally think that McQuirter is good at heart. But he has left his 'heart' at home when he acts in the Supervisor's chamber. Instead of trying to make the changes needed in governing Hinds County - which he did for the first few years of his service, he has now moved to the side where his political future and possibly (with his association with Graham) his financial future are his main concern.

Its too bad - hate to see a good man go bad, but it is not an unusual move by elected officials that turn into politicians.

Popcorn Please, Over Here! said...

Can we arrange a lighted sabre contest between MadCo's David Bishop and Hinds' Robert Graham. I'd pay extra if they wear Sumo costume.

Anonymous said...

You mean soon-to-be Mayor Graham

Anonymous said...

I think the mud slinging of last year's election got to Darrell McQuirter. Maybe easier to just join 'em going forward. Wasn't Graham the one behind all of the malicious radio and mail ads that went after Calhoun and McQuirter?

Anonymous said...

Little Chucky will be the new mayor

Anonymous said...

McQuirter is a scumbag. A scumbag who carries water for the the establishment. Charles Evers said preachers have no place in elected office, and he was right. McQuirter is no exception.

Anonymous said...

Did they pave roads or not? It ain't that hard. That's all they are supposed to do.

Anonymous said...

McQuirter is a good man that is in over his head. Can't ride the fence. Do good for the people or do good for self. There is no middle ground. He learned the hard way and got in with the wrong folks. Same folks that will throw him out in the next election.

Anonymous said...

Bennie Thompson is asking everyone to support John Horhn..

Anonymous said...

Peggy should not be on the board of supervisors.. She has the worst district in Hinds County..

Anonymous said...

Bennie Thompson asking for people to support someone should be warning enough.

Anonymous said...

Bennie Thompson also wanted everybody to get behind Espy. Look what happened there.

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