Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Gilbert moving on

Mississippi Secretary of State Gidget Hosemann confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in Mississippi politics as he said he will not run for re-election.  Mr. Hosemann said he is considering running for higher office.  The Street Committee says it will be Leftenent Governor but if somehow one Mr. Tate Reeves becomes U.S. Senator, then it will be interesting to see if Mr. Hosemann runs instead for Governor.  Such speculation assumes that he is not appointed to replace Senator Thad Cochran, of course.  Let the silly season begin.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Delbert is just too old for Washington. I see him as either Gov. or Lt. Gov.

Louis LeFleur said...

Sure would like to see Delbert as our Senator, but if that doesn't happen, I'd still vote for him in any other statewide office.

Anonymous said...

Delbert is reflexively liberal on every issue. His leadership would not help our state. But of course, he's a nice guy and very popular so he will probably win whatever office he seeks.

Anonymous said...

I just love those ads where he mocks old people who can't say his name!

Anonymous said...

@3:03 PM, I differ with your "his leadership would not help our state" statement. For many years, our state has had no leadership. Those currently in office have kept us ranked 50th in everything good and 1st in everything bad. I will definitely support Delbert.

Anonymous said...

He is not 3:03, "reflexively liberal" on every issue. He is a devout Catholic. Where do people get this shift? He does have a balanced world view, things that drive uber right winger tin foil types nuts.

Anonymous said...

Delbert's age is a good thing. He's got grit and that's good. He's too tall for state politics anyway.

Anonymous said...

I think he will be much better than Phil. I've lived down from Delbert for years in NE Jackson and he's a good neighbor and a kind individual. He's not outgoing by any means however, he is a good person.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 3:03. Mississippi needs more hardcore social conservatism. It's working great right now. Just look at our rankings. We're got number 50 on pretty much all of them. That's the highest number in the state rankings, which means we're the best!

People are beating down the doors to move here, or so I'm told.

The last thing we need is some center-right egghead trying to encourage private business development when he should be yelling at the gays to get out!

Anonymous said...

Saints resign Drew Brees. This other junk is just filler.

Anonymous said...

All I've heard Delbert advocate for is spending more of my money on government programs. If that's not reflexively liberal, I don't know what is.

Anonymous said...

at 3:03 Dilbert has been part of the "leadership" for how many years? He's done nothing but look the other way while corruption, nepotism, and graft have about just destroyed the future of this state - and right under his nose. He's nothing but a huckster, beanpole, good ole' boy lawyer beholden to the folks on the Oxford plantation. He'll probably get the Cochran appointment, and Mississippians will have to tolerate Haley Barbour's closet white sheets from Oxford for another 20 years. His appointment is to maintain the status quo, which is that predominantly well-connected whites will rise (until Oxford is 100% Caucasian) and the rest of the state will pay for it, and continue to sink into despair. Hosemann represents everything wrong with Mississippi and why it's on the bottom, but HE will rise upwards because of his allegiances to keeping the money flowing to where the colonel rebels want it. Bank on it.

Anonymous said...

Other than seeking four high years on the PERS scale, what the hell is Delbert worth to this state? He's appeared on Gallo's show 43 times and has spent my tax money running advertisements for six years. What else, really, is there to this guy?

Anonymous said...

4:33, no one is moving to Misissippi and people with smarts are leaving soon as they can. Too many non productive people. You are correct that a right winger is needed.

Anonymous said...

4:33: WHO DAT!!!

Anonymous said...

@4:33

"Saints resign Drew Brees."

Are you saying the Saints "resigned" Drew Brees or are you saying the Saints "re-signed" Drew Brees?

Me thinks they have signed him again, not fired him.

Anonymous said...

Delbert Hoseman is liberal? I am a regular reader of this blog and a republican. I have to say there are some really regressive wingnuts who hang out on these comment pages.

Anonymous said...

Weird to read all these posts about the “Oxford Plantation” system. I’m a self made millionaire and somehow I went to Millsaps. I’ve never felt held back by Ole Miss or its alumni.

Anonymous said...

8:53 joke of the decade on this blog.

Anonymous said...

I am a guy educated in Louisiana, transferred here by a company that is British. When I figured out that I was rich with a 3k retirement check I taught I woke up in heaven.

Anonymous said...

8:35,
Please... your a uninformed liberal at best. While I agree with you about our current governor being pathetic as well as tate being weak as well. Your pointing out something very few people give a $hit about. The flag the flag... well I'm catholic and I am not a supporter of the flag due to oppression from kkk against Jews and black and catholics alike. I certainly don't believe people outside of a few care.

Anonymous said...

If you want someone who turns his head when his friends have done wrong, refuses to acknowledge that he does not know everything, lets employees do their job instead of tracking their being 3 minutes late or leaving 3 minutes early, runs off key employees, or pays outside firms lots of money to do the job he has employees in place for (who would have stayed if given just a portion of that money), then by all means, pat the man on the back. He is great at the talk, but not so much on the walk.

I say let him go home and stay there.

Anonymous said...

What about the two suicides that have happened on his watch? I'm talking about two funeral home operators that have committed suicide on his watch. He has done little to collect the monies owed to families that have loved ones. One of which was the chairman of the Funeral Service Board! Dilbert needs to account for his actions since he took office. He let Morgan Shands go free and not and collect but one payment for fraud in Bingo Baby.

Anonymous said...

Hosemann is a loser....but inf Mississippi, that is why he will be elevated. The Oxford plantation is where the centrality of power lies.....since the Civil War.....which is still going on in their minds, only regular Mississippians are ALL less than they are this time around.

Anonymous said...

Same obvious troll posting the Oxford garbage over and over again.

Anonymous said...

I really don't know much about Hosemann and his tenure as Sec of State. What are the chances that anyone can give some objective information about him and his tenure, accompanied by facts both positive and negative, about that tenure - his accomplishments and failures as Sec of State, if you will. And by facts, I mean, you know, FACTS, as in, "he accomplished X" or "he failed to accomplish Y," rather than opinions about Ole Miss/Oxford.

Anonymous said...

at 10:30 Objective Facts: Mississippi is at the bottom of the nation in every performance indicator measured, and in the top three for verified corruption. There you go.

Anonymous said...

March 14 at 10:30am again

March 14, 2018 at 10:43 AM responded: "at 10:30 Objective Facts: Mississippi is at the bottom of the nation in every performance indicator measured, and in the top three for verified corruption. There you go."

I have no illusions about Mississippi having the issues you say (and other negative issues as well), but how does Hosemann figure into any of those issues (or any others)? He may be as corrupt as they come or just the person to help solve some of those issues; I don't know, hence, my question.

Anonymous said...

10:30 how about taking that on yourself as a research project and hooking up with Kingfish to have your report published here? Or, alternately, you can hit the JJ tip jar and sponsor the research.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:48am Ok, clearly you have no public administrative experience so you have NO idea, what is and isn't possible, much less how government is supposed to work and serve the people. Great things are happening in many states due to good and transparent government administrations....even WITH limits in their funding. HORRIBLE things (graft, malfeasance, nepotism, fraud) are happening in other states, and clearly in Mississippi. Yes, from personal experience THEY. ARE. HAPPENING. Look at the quagmire of BS that Hillary wrought on the federal government. Dilbert knows about just as much garbage that shouldn't be happening, but looks the other way because he's either he's benefitting from it, or he's got friends in Oxford that he doesn't want to make uncomfortable. Can you surely connect the dots? This isn't trolling, these are observations. You could audio/videotape it all if you had the time.

Anonymous said...

10:30 and 11:48 again - Lincoln and Kennedy were assassinated and Bernie Madoff swindled hundreds of people. I'm pretty sure Hosemann wasn't involved in any of that. I didn't and do not dispute that Mississippi has issues, including corruption and I know for a fact that there are decent honest people in Mississippi (well, at least a couple, anyway). I would suggest that anyone who "connect(s) the dots" without even having a single dot between the dot that represents Hosemann and the one that represents corruption is going to be making a lot of assumptions and the chances of them all being right is nil or nearly so. Like, as examples, stating as a fact what Hosemann "knows" and then, doubling down and stating as fact that he knows and does nothing for either of two and only two reasons.

I'll give it some more time, but it doesn't look like anything factual and objective - good, bad or middlin' - is going to be forthcoming. That's sad.

Anonymous said...

at 2:34pm "....Lincoln and Kennedy were assassinated and Bernie Madoff swindled hundreds of people. I'm pretty sure Hosemann wasn't involved in any of that." OOOOOk cupcake. That delusional loose-association, that has no relation whatsoever to this subject is all anyone needed to hear. You truly have no experience working in public service, so please just stay on the bench and safely watch from the sidelines until you understand the game.

Anonymous said...

I am republican and would have voted for Delbert without hesitation before I had personal dealings with him. He stood by and despite OVERWHELMING evidence that Morgan Stanley defrauded Mississippians he let them slide and didn't do a damn thing to punish them. It turns my stomach when I see him. His office met with us and we were assured they were going to handle it and we would be taken care of and the guilty parties would be punished. The office staff was amazed at the evidence we had the the management of Morgan Stanley had broken all the rules. Delbert patted them on the ass and sent them back in the game. He doesn't care about you and me. He will never get my vote.

Kingfish, I wish you had followed the testimony on that case. How Hoseman sleeps at night after letting them skate is beyond me!

Anonymous said...

@6:07 PM. Hosemann sleeps at night because he takes good care of friends in low places. His buddy Fred Brister at Morgan Stanley (and others) should have been turned over to an office with criminal authority and indicted.

There are many complaints and evidence of wrongdoing that Hosemann disregards because he really doesn't want to deal with it.

Can you imagine what he would do as a State Senator, Lt Governor or Governor?

Anonymous said...

I did a Google search and saw stories from numerous sources, including JFP, MS PBS, a couple of investment industry pubs and local media, and couldn't find any numbers but the $4.7 million Morgan Stanley paid (which consisted of $4.2 million to the 200 or so account holders, $400K in investigative costs and a $100 penalty). From those reports, it was a rogue broker and inept manager, which were then recent hires by Morgan Stanley. A check with FINRA shows millions paid directly to claimants by Morgan Stanley via awards and settlements. Does anyone know what the total losses were alleged to be versus the amounts reimbursed? From what I can find, Hosemann's office - at least appears - to have done its job about as well as could be expected. Anyone have any details that say otherwise?

Anonymous said...

Including the JFP? WOW, you were exhaustive.

Anonymous said...

Hoseman is a smart guy, I will support him. Why the Ole Miss hate? Is that Rosebowl? Oh, Hoseman attended Notre Dame.

Anonymous said...

Hosemann is a slick politician who plays the country hick part well. He got his law degree in Oxford and is well connected to their plantation.

Anonymous said...

@8:18 I have first hand details; I lived it. We supposedly "won" this big award and it was in all the news. Our "award" barely covered the commissions we paid to Morgan Stanley. We didn't get our money back and our retirement went out the window. The problems went much deeper than the media reported. M.S. would love for you to believe it was just a "rogue broker and inept management." We had emails that proved the upper management at Morgan Stanley looked the other way when the Ridgeland office was defrauding clients. Morgan Stanley stopped Steve Wyatt from trading in his own accounts because of his errors and erratic behavior, but still allowed him to trade in his clients accounts. Morgan Stanley was culpable and everyone knew it but the FINRA system is not set up to help the clients; it is set up to protect the brokerage house. It was a travesty and the only people that made money were the lawyers. Forget what you read in the news, get the FINRA transcripts from the case. I promise, you won't vote for Delbert if you read the real story.

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