Monday, July 20, 2015

Have You Seen Philip Gunn?

Ever since making comments about changing the Mississippi flag, House Speaker Philip Gunn (R-Clinton) has been hiding. Gunn was not at Jacinto in Alcorn County or Lena Day (his family's Leake County hometown) during the Fourth of July weekend, and he was absent from the Superintendent's Association convention on the Gulf Coast last week. Gunn's chief of staff has taken it upon himself to speak on the Speaker's behalf. At an event at the state Capitol today, his church pastor spoke to the attendees while Gunn simply sent along a letter. 

Philip Gunn Showing How Deep His Troubles Are
The latest comment on his Twitter account dates back to June 22 when he declared his support for removing the Confederate battle flag from the state flag. 

Normally, Gunn and his like-minded friends such as Governor Phil Bryant and House Speaker Pro Tempore Greg Snowden retreat to the warm embrace of talk radio in situations like this to reassure their base that there is a steady hand at the wheel. Not this time, it seems. It appears Gunn is going to stay clear of the public view. Perhaps he will grace Neshoba County with his presence next week at the fair. The reaction from the crowd will be fascinating to watch, should Gunn show up. Yet, if Gunn stands by his position, what does he have to fear?


Anonymous said...

Why even bother? Mississippi is never going to change the flag. It is our lot to be a national joke.

Anonymous said...

ALEC is having their convention in San Diego