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Mr. Positive Headed into Second Divorce

I sure am glad I missed the days of Mr. Positive Mississippi into the governor's mansion, although it sure was entertaining enough from a distance. Why is it that people who like to talk about "family values" the most often seem to have the least?

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Why is it that people who like to talk about "family values" the most often seem to have the least? Well put! I had to watch WLBT (due to the existing tension between Bert Case and Fordice) last night when I heard about this. Fordice acted like a total ass and even suggested his dog urinate on the WLBT crew! I bet Pat Fordice feels more and more lucky as the days pass. And some have even been seen boasting about the goodness of this man. Pity...

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Knol Aust
Date
2003-06-10T13:35:51-06:00
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I was just reading a politics column Sid Salter wrote in the Clarion-Ledger on June 4 and was dumbstruck by one sentence. He says that "while Fordice didn't mount a campaign in 1991 or 1995 with overt racial overtones, his successful races were grounded in the class struggles." Huh? No "overt racial overtones"? In 1989, at the 25th anniversary of the murders of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner in Sid and my hometown, then-Secretary of State Dick Molpus stood up and apologized to the families of those three men on behalf of the state of Mississippi (the first and only time such an apology has occurred). Then in 1995, when Fordice was battling Dick Molpus for the governor's chair, Mr. Fordice threw that apology back in Molpus' face in a debate that I believe Sid Salter moderated, and at the Neshoba County Fair (in my, Salter's and Molpus' hometown). On Aug. 3, Fordice chastised Molpus in the Democratís home county. The debate was held a day shy of the 31st anniversary of the day the three bodies were found just nine miles from the fairground. "I donít believe we need to keep running this state by ëMississippi Burningí and apologizing for 30 years ago," Fordice boomed. "This is the nineties! This is now! Weíre now on a roll! Weíve got the best race relations in the United States of America, and we need to speak positive Mississippi! We have the most black elected officials in the nation. Thatís Mississippi!" Molpus stood his ground. "I apologized then, and I make no apology to you about that," he said to Fordice. But Fordice, according to Sid Salter, did not run a campaign based on "racial overtones."

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ladd
Date
2003-06-12T17:33:56-06:00
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136004
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Hee, the program won't let you type Dick Molpus...

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Leslie
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2003-06-13T15:19:28-06:00
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I know, I got a giggle out of that, too. It blipped the word "screw" elsewhere (as in screwdriver). Perfect software for our region, eh? ;-D

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ladd
Date
2003-06-13T16:28:32-06:00

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