Showing posts with label constitutional scholar Phil Bryant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label constitutional scholar Phil Bryant. Show all posts

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Former DA: Gov. Bryant might not be so arrogant sitting in a holding cell

Former District Attorney Hank Jolly of West Point, MS tees off on Gov. Phil Bryant (R) over Bryant's statements regarding ignoring federal law in a letter to the editor in today's Clarion-Ledger:
Gov. Ross Barnett and Gov. George Wallace tried to defy the federal government with very little success. If our governor is not already on the radar screen of the United States Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, I bet he soon will be. 
But he is still my governor, and I respect that, but he might not be so arrogant sitting in a holding cell in the Federal Courthouse in Jackson at some point in the future, awaiting sentencing on federal obstruction of justice charges for his actions in this regard. It is not worth it for any reason, especially not political grandstanding.
I encourage you to read the whole thing, and pat Mr. Jolly on the back next time you see him.  Bravo, sir!

The "hissing possums" are on the move

Last week, Gov. Phil Bryant made us the butt of jokes across the nation with a request for ignorant laws.  This week, his Republican friends in the House indulged him.  Reps. Gary Chism (R - Columbus) and Jeff Smith (R - Columbus) have penned the "Mississippi Balance of Powers Act" that is exactly what Gov. Phil Bryant was looking for.

By the way, you can view Rep. Gary "We Backwoods" Chism on the WLBT "hissing possums" video here.