A (POINTED) HOUSE DIVIDED 

A (POINTED) HOUSE DIVIDED

The Commercial Appeal recently reported that some county commissioners were bent out of shape because they weren t getting their fair share of free access to high-profile events at The Pyramid. The story told how commissioners were boxed out when Memphis mayor/boxing fan Willie Herenton and former Shelby County mayor/cheesy music fan Jim Rout exchanged skybox seats at the Tyson-Lewis fight for skybox seats at a Neil Diamond concert. Commissioner Julian Bolton, clearly miffed about missing out on all the free fun, was quoted as saying, That s our building. We represent the public .I ve always fussed about not having access at any time to the building that I, in a representative sense, own. In a related story, several members of the Fly on the Wall staff have complained that Commissioner Bolton has not shown up to rake the leaves out of their yars since he, in a representative sense, works for them.

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