Scottie Mayfield's "boy" is 33 years old. When you're 33, you're not a "boy."
When I was 33, I was a widower with four kids under 11 years old. I was employed full time, and I was working on a second graduate degree.
And, graduating from Baylor doesn't mean anything, except that someone spent a lot of money on a kid's education.
I wonder how many other people are looking at the Third District Democrats, since the Republican primary is such a zoo.
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I have just received a mass e-mailing from Congressman Fleischmann that indicates he wants to hear my thoughts on job creation. One of the first thing he begins to champion is the Keystone XL Pipeline which, as far as I know, would not run through Tennessee (thank God), and instead of creating jobs would create a huge environmental disaster.
The second thing he mentions in his message is that he is "fighting for vital infrastructure like the Chickamauga Lock funding. . ." What? Let me read that again. . . yes, that's what he said.
I guess the irony of this may get lost on most people but the fact is that Chuck rode into Congress on the Tea Party wave which was also responsible for getting those awful, expensive, "unnecessary," "ear mark" projects (such as the Chickamauga Lock) de-funded and shut down. Well, they were successful in getting the work stopped (although we had to continue paying the contractor for doing nothing). How much have we saved?
My suggestions to Mr. Fleischmann for getting Tennesseans back to work would be to stop worrying about the polticial football known as the Keystone XL Pipeline (which has nothing to do with Tennessee) and get back the funding (that you helped get rid of) for finishing the Chickamauga Lock project, and then start concerning yourself with Tennessee and, more importantly, your district.
I also think it's time to start looking beyond this Republican slate running for that seat. What we have on that side is the incumbant who is both against and for the Chickamauga Lock project (which is a huge waste and embarrassment in its present state), Mr. Mayfield who has no platform and a grown son who thinks it is alright to slash the tires of dad's opponents, and a young man (Wamp) who has no real-world work experience. Not very inspiring.