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Posted: Mar 22, 2008 12:26 pm
 
Looks like they may drag this out into a fight over when the next election is held.

Through sips of tomato soup and bites of crab cake, Herenton said he didn't believe an election to pick his replacement could happen until 2010.

Under that scenario, Herenton's chief administrative officer, Keith McGee, would become mayor and serve until the election if the City Council was unable to agree on an interim mayor.


...a similar situation the last time a Memphis mayor -- Wyeth Chandler -- resigned, when the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled in 1982 that a mayoral election would be held that November.

Under the charter, when a mayor resigns, the council chairman becomes mayor for 20 days. If the council can't pick an interim mayor within those 20 days, the CAO becomes mayor by default and serves until an election or until the council does agree on an interim.

Attorneys with ties to Herenton's administration say the mayor's dates may be solid.

According to the charter, an election to fill a mayoral vacancy should coincide with the next municipal or county general election, said City Council attorney Allan Wade.

This disqualifies the Nov. 4 election because it is statewide, not local, he said.



http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/mar/21/election-memphis-mayo r-would-be-nov-4/
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 12:28 pm
 
Point is, does anyone in this city have ANY confidence that the council can pick a mayor that serves Memphis with the interests of Memphis at heart?
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 12:31 pm
 
Point is, does anyone in this city have ANY confidence that the council can pick a mayor that serves Memphis with the interests of Memphis at heart?

hell no.
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 1:17 pm
 
Through sips of tomato soup and bites of crab cake, Herenton said he didn't believe an election to pick his replacement could happen until 2010.

I love the arrogance this sentence describes.
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 1:56 pm
 
Point is, does anyone in this city have ANY confidence that the council can pick a mayor that serves Memphis with the interests of Memphis at heart?

hell no.




The only thing that matters is that they're black.

This city has a unique spin on racism
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 3:07 pm
 
Through sips of tomato soup and bites of crab cake, Herenton said he didn't believe an election to pick his replacement could happen until 2010.

I love the arrogance this sentence describes.



i know he was a golden gloves champion and all, but given the opportunity i think i wouldn't mind sucker-punching him in the nose. prick.
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 5:29 pm
 
i know he was a golden gloves champion and all, but given the opportunity i think i wouldn't mind sucker-punching him in the nose. prick.

do it!

punch him in the face and then kick him straight in the ding dong!
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 6:02 pm
 
I mean, he is soooooo into how people are responding to his resignation; how can he possibly just bow out gracefully? He is going to make a total mess out of this; his ego must have it.
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 8:13 pm
 
I love the arrogance this sentence describes.

It's like you can hear him sucking his teeth every fifth word.
'and playing with his napkin to feign indifference, too.
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 9:52 pm
 
And there is a little dribble of soup just under his bottom lip that he catches just a bit too late...everyone's seen it. And now they're gonna pay.
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 10:06 pm
 
That's not the best line of the article. That's not the best line at all.

The best line is:
Once McCormick overcame his initial shock -- he said the mayor kept saying, "Scott, tell me, are you having a coronary?"
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 10:22 pm
 
...as he continued to sit there, talk about himself and eat.
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