The Crone Speaks
We're well past the elections and Susan Adler Thorp still can't get past it! Poor dear.
This week's bleat is several items rolled into one, suggesting she had a few items left over to burn. She reports some oddball stuff, takes yet another swipe at George Flinn and then complains that Shelby Countians have been "stripped" of their representation by the election of Marsha Blackburn, from "suburban Nashville," to the Seventh District US Congressional seat. Redistricting by Thorp's beloved Democratic leaders is what changed things enough to allow her election. They had planned for Blackburn to be knocked off by someone from here, as has happened to anyone from the eastern end of the District for 20 years. They didn't count on Blackburn rising to the occasion and earning hero stripes in the process.
Not does SAT seem to consider that folks in the east end of the District might view this win as "getting back" their representation after twenty years of watching urban Shelby County dominate.
Then, SAT devotes the rest of the column to a very admiring overview of David Kustoff. It's nice stuff. What a shame she couldn't have written it during the election, instead of devoting half of her column space to bashing George Flinn and bewailing negative campaigning.
I could say something about hindsight being 20/20, but I don't think SAT, in looking back, is looking anywhere in that direction.
Until next time, that is all.
Your Working Boy