What They Said 

Comments from memphisflyer.com

About "Candidate Chumney's Conundrum," by Jackson Baker:

"If my count is right, Carol has run in 11 political races in the last 19 years. I don't want to hear another word about John Willingham being a perennial vote getter. I think Carol stole that crown once or twice over." — tomguleff

About "Willie Herenton — Assman?" by Bruce VanWyngarden:

"One thing we can count on is that Steve [Cohen] is OUR asshole. Herenton's is up for grabs to the highest bidder." — B

About "The Rant" and Michael Jackson's contributions to popular culture, by Randy Haspel:

"The Osmonds had their music and TV shows before the Jackson 5. I think you have your facts turned around. It is a known fact that Joe had the Jackson 5 copy the Osmonds. Not the other way around." — Lilly

About "Herenton on Harold Ford Sr.: 'I'd Have Whipped His Ass,'" by Jackson Baker:

"Mayor Herenton is a realist. He says everything you think. He does all the things that 'white folks' have been doing all the time. You resent him because he can; he doesn't hide it and he doesn't apologize for it."

— memphis girl 2009

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Comment of the Week:

About "Willie Herenton: The Exit Interview," by Jackson Baker:

"I have no doubt in my mind that Steve Cohen will be seated in Congress while Willie Herenton sits back and analyzes where he went wrong. That's an idea: The Flyer should do an article asking Memphians when Herenton jumped the shark." — jeepsdude


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