Posts Tagged ‘Bill Luckett’

Endorsements are a lot like pickled cucumbers

July 8th, 2011 Comments off

My wife understands that my brain works differently than most people’s. It could be the reason she loves me, or she could just be taking pity on me.
Either way, she keeps me around despite the random questions and statements I have and make.
Lately, the questions have been more frequent. She just rolls her eyes and keeps on moving.
Like last weekend. I was watching the Red Sox play on TV on July 4. I was horrified at the god-awful ugly hats my team was wearing that captured the American flag inside the “B” on the hat. I get it. It’s Independence Day. It’s patriotic, I guess. It’s an opportunity for Major League Baseball to make more money on the sales of the alternative hat. It’s still ugly.
But why were the Toronto Blue Jays wearing a similar-style hat? Toronto is still in Canada, right?
Will American teams wear ugly hats with a maple leaf imbedded in the logo for the Canadian independence day? When is Canadian independence day?
Another of my questions is why is a pickle named a pickle? I mean, it’s a pickled cucumber.
We have pickled okra and pickled beats and pickled eggs and even pickled pigs feet. So, what’s up with pickles. Was it the first thing ever pickled?
This may all seem silly, but all of this random thinking fits well in an election year.
Everyone has been, particularly in the governor and lieutenant governor’s race, endorsed by someone.
Both Dave Dennis and Phil Bryant have been endorsed by The Tea Party, which is odd.
A press release from the Dennis camp didn’t make it much clearer … The “Official TEA Party of Mississippi” (although others claim to be THE statewide TEA group) has endorsed Bryant. The Gulf Coast 912 Project and Alcorn County TEA Party Patriots have endorsed Dennis.
Uh, OK.
When the NRA endorsed Bryant, Dennis followed up by saying he had been a member of the NRA for 20 years. Then he ripped the endorsement, calling it “politics.”
Uh, yeah.
Bryant gets the nod from “several law enforcement” groups.
Dennis gets the nod from the Madison County Journal newspaper.
Former Sen. Trent Lott endorsed Billy Hewes for lieutenant governor while Tate Reeves has endorsements from just about everyone else.
My favorite though, came on June 27 when Bryant’s camp announced it had received the endorsement from “Bully Bloc.”
The Bully Bloc, according to the press release, is a non-partisan political action committee, not affiliated with Mississippi State University.
So, let me get this straight.
An endorsement was given from an organization whose main claim to fame is that it is not affiliated with Mississippi State University.
Why even point it out?
I would rather contemplate the origins of the pickle.
It makes more sense.

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Bryant receives endorsement from Mississippi State University organization ‘not affiliated with Mississippi State University’

June 27th, 2011 Comments off

According to the Phil Bryant camp …

On Monday, June 27, Phil Bryant’s campaign for Governor received the endorsement from Bully Bloc.

The Bully Bloc is a non-partisan political action committee, not affiliated with Mississippi State University.

Luckett receives endorsement

June 27th, 2011 1 comment

According to the Bill Luckett camp, Senator Albert Butler has endorsed Bill Luckett’s campaign for governor.

Senator Albert Butler represents District 36 that includes Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds and Jefferson counties. Senator Butler was elected in 2010 and is an Academic Manager at Mississippi Job Corp. Senator Butler is a member of Alcorn State University Alumni Association, Jackson State University Alumni Association, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity incorporated and a Mason. He is a Life Member of the NAACP.

Super Chikan getting it done for Bill Luckett

June 6th, 2011 2 comments

If only because he’s running as a Democrat for governor of Mississippi, Bill Luckett has what you might describe as an outside chance of winning. But here’s Super Chikan celebrating Mr. Luckett in the club the candidate co-owns with Morgan Freeman.

Luckett wins; What about Bryant versus Dennis?

January 5th, 2011 Comments off

In a Mississippi Business Journal online poll this week, Clarksdale Democrat Bill Luckett received 57 percent of the vote against Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant when readers were asked who they will vote for in this year’s governor’s race.

Now, we are asking who readers think will be the Republican nominee for governor — Coast businessman Dave Dennis or Bryant.

Let us know what you think.

Update: Luckett takes lead on Bryant

January 4th, 2011 Comments off

After early morning voters had gubernatorial-hopefuls Bill Luckett and Phil Bryant dead even in a MBJ online poll, Luckett supports apparently went to work.

As of 11:30 this morning, Luckett had charged out to a big lead, with 75 percent of the vote.



After less than one day in the race for governor, Bill Luckett and Phil Bryant were in a dead heat in an online Mississippi Business Journal poll.

Considering that Mississippi is such a Republican-leaning state, these early results are interesting.

Obviously, these are not scientific results. Still and yet, they represent the views of readers of the Mississippi Business Journal, which consist of most, if not all, of the major business leaders of the state.

It will be intriguing to see how this plays out over the next few days.