President George W. Bush was incredibly relaxed, Sen. Roger Wicker was out of breath, and Martin’s Tavern was the lunch gem it always is.
Joel and I picked a good weekend to be out of town. When we left here Wednesday morning, the town water was off and apparently, it rained here the entire time we were gone.
On June 30, 2009, when I retired as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, I made a commitment to avoid any public comments regarding the IHL Board, Ole Miss, our medical center and the other universities in the state. I moved my office off campus to the UM Foundation, which I used infrequently. I have tried to stay out of the way.
While enjoying watching the Kentucky Wildcats continue their historic run to an undefeated regular season and their 28th SEC Conference Tournament title, it was some other Nashville history that captured my eye this past weekend.
After what seemed like more than a week with no sun, we got plenty of it Sunday, and it felt like summer. I don’t remember going that long ever without my sunglasses.
STARKVILLE – Should Mississippi become the third state – after Georgia and Alaska – to sign onto a plan to call a constitutional convention to force Congress to balance the federal budget and to require that the states grant Congress permission to raise the federal national debt?
When Calhoun City Coach Daren Coffey told me his Wildcat basketball team was leaving a day early for the state tournament in Jackson to try to beat the icy weather, I began to think I might need to do the same.
I knew if I was wrong about the snow someone would correct me, and they did.
Politicians are all about transparency. They love to talk about it, love to wrap themselves in the trappings of it and promise to do all they can to ensure that we have more of it.