We congratulate Gale Jones Carson, the longtime communications director for Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton, who, as of the first of the year, is switching over to become communications director for MLGW president Joseph Lee. Question: Will Gale ever get confused as to, er, which one is which?
Regarding Tennessee law: “It’s pretty strong, and there’s absolutely no question that I’ve got to approve the budget. If the budget doesn’t balance, I can bring it into balance. There’s no question I can raise taxes."
Fresh from a week of orientation in D.C., the 9th Districts newly elected U.S. representative, state Senator Steve Cohen, was brimming over with war stories about his time in Washington, where he was one of 49 newly elected congress members, including 41 Democrats. Cohen (here being greeted by erstwhile campaign manager Kevin Gallagher) logged time with Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi of California and other congressional heavyweights.