Posted: Aug 1, 2009 5:38 am
I would like to ask if there was anything that you liked or thought Herenton did well in his time of office?
1.) He is not a friend of the Ford family, which is a plus in my book. Probably laughed his ass off when John went to prison. Of course, this was a happy day in all of Mempho.
2.) There is a pro team in Memphis. Of course the team sucks, and tax dollars were used to open the Fed Ex Forum when there was a perfectly good stadium somewhere else, which to be fair, was started under previous administrations. Anyhoo, it is still nice to have a pro team to cheer for.
3.) Herenton is in good shape for a nearly 70 year old man. Got to give him that one. Something he could of done very positive for the city was to be a role model in physical fitness. I mean the old guy is still knocking women up for f**k sake.
4.) That one can be poor and still "be someone". Herenton I think got a bit old and crazy the last several years. The guy spent his whole life in Memphis and saw all the honkies go to Memphis State, Southwestern (now Rhodes), and other proper state schools while he got to Lemoyan-Owen. He remembers segregation. He remembers all the white parents in masse run away from the Memphis City School System. The guy is a racist. Something had to give.
However, one at leasts could put Herenton up as a model to the black community. Someone who graduated with a doctorate from Orange Mound State University, who wears suits from James Davis, having sex with waitresses. A man who fantasizes himself as Idi Amin, who thinks he's the greatest thing since cornbread, versus the current life of slinging dope downtown, joining the Army to get shot at, or working at some rib joint smoking Newports during breaks.
My new nickname for Myron Lowrey is "Prince Pork Chop". I wonder how long the Prince can keep himself from going to Tunica for the high dollar slot machines and the free buffet? He wont be any better than Herenton. Hell, I would rather have Herenton.