Comparing notes at Thursday's annual "coon supper," hosted by state House Speaker Jimmy
Naifeh in Covington were three first-year legislators from Shelby County. L to R: Republican Jim Coley and Democrats Mary Wilder and
Close to the end of every legislative session in Nashville, House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh adjourns to home-town Covington, where, on the grounds of the local country club, he plays host to a teeming crowd of pols and pol-watchers. So it was again on Thursday.
Harold Ford Jr., fending off some national blog critics of his right-of-center posture, makes the claim that Rosalind Kurita, briefly a U.S. Senate primary opponent last year, switched to the GOP. Overstatement? Misremembering? Spin? Or is he just out of touch?
Way is clear for other suburbs to follow suit, ending longstanding school litigation, though Germantown's situation remains unclear. County Commission will meet Thursday to end litigation against first two suburbs.