Monday, September 16, 2002

Rout's Lucrative Retirement

In the post below I looked at a Commercial Appeal story about former County Mayor Jim Rout becoming, basically, a sales manager for Jack Morris Auto Glass. I wondered at that name, Morris, and asked if he was any relation to former County Mayor Bill Morris.

Well, Astute Reader Tim [see the Comments] found a link to the Jimmy Carter Library that seemed to support the father/son relationship between Bill and Jack. I did some Googling and found some more supporting evidence, as well as the JMAG website. It even turns out there was once an "Official Jack Morris Web Page" on the now-defunct Xoom!

Isn't political incest fascinating? I'm so very tempted to be a good reporter and call JMAG just to ask. 901-725-5500.

Until next time.

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