All eyes and all expectations are on
the man from Illinois (by way of Hawaii and Indonesia), and, as the Tennessee
Democratic chairman Gray Sasser got the first meeting of the state delegation to
this year's party convention under way on Monday morning, that sense of
hopefulness (or simply "hope," as the candidate himself likes to say) was
palpable among the delegates.
Palin's is an image that
could go either toward the banal or toward the heroic, but on a giant Imax-sized
screen either way. Depending on the reviews and the audience response (and on
the memers and counter-memers of either side), she could be leading lady or flop, in
either instance transforming the history of the Republic.
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.