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Re: “Commission Candidate Roland Makes Anti-Consolidation a Major Theme (W/Videos)

Nick, are you serious? Memphis Socialite? I think it's great that you are interested in being involved at a young age, but you really should do some research on your own rather than listening to Roland.

Every time Jackson writes about Roland he mentions him coming within a few votes of winning the special election. For full disclosure this should read, '...Roland, who by dumb luck came within a few votes of winning a special election and was soundly beaten in the next election with only 30% of the vote, ...' Saying it any other way gives Roland a sense of credibility that he just should not have. Think Joe the Plumber.

I wonder what it was that Roland had to consider how to say for so long, so he wouldn't "get himself in trouble." I can only imagine what he was struggling so hard to self-edit in his head. He says we'll end up like East St Louis or Detroit, "because the people will be gone." What about this could he possibly need to edit himself on?

Roland thinks we should not even talk about consolidation, we should lower our taxes so we're a better bargain than Tipton County, and that an anti-discrimination resolution is just stirring up trouble (and putting your fellow man and community at risk??). Is that really what we've come to? GOP, come on...if this is your best vision for the future of Shelby County, based on everything we know about the success of cities, we're in trouble.

Posted by dell on 07/03/2009 at 2:20 AM


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