Saturday, October 8, 2011

The new Buford Pusser?

Newly elected McNairy County, Tn. Sheriff Guy Buck(R) has taken a very public profile during his first year in office. His office has been very active on facebook and with using new DNA procedures to solve various crimes that have occured this year in the county. He's certainly different than a lot of sheriff's in the area who disappear from public view once their elected and then they magically reappear four years later when its time to run again. You could probably say thats a great thing working in Mr Buck's favor, considering the history of "some west Tennessee and north Mississippi sheriff's" over the last thirty years. It'll be interesting to see how Sheriff Buck's political career progresses over the upcoming years. He's relatively young and given the high profile he's taken in his first year it would kind of lead you down the path to assume that he'll run for another office in the future. There's going to be a special election next year for McNairy County Mayor, so he might go for that. It'll be tough to go for the house or senate anytime soon considering the county is currently represented by fellow GOPers Dennis and Gresham in those positions in Nashville. One thing is for sure though, he's the highest profile Sheriff that McNairy County has seen since the infamous Buford Pusser....

Don't hate me because Im beautiful?!?

I heard this week that the 2006 GOP nominee for Cullman County, Al. Probate Judge, Bridgette Reeling will seek that position again next year. Current incumbent Probate Judge Leah Lust(D) is one of only two democrats left in elected office in Cullman County after the GOP landslides in 2008 and 2010. So Mrs. Reeling will certainly have a better chance this time around than she did five years ago. But one problem that Mrs Reeling had in '06 was overcoming the perception among "some of the conservative voters" that she came across to some folks as a ditzy beauty pageant blond. I'll be curious to see how she overcomes that this time around. I met her six years ago and while she is an attractive lady. She certainly didn't strike me as being the proverbial "dumb blond". But that perception was rampant back in '06 especially among a lot of the Roy Moore supporters who were very motivated and out in full force that year in Cullman(which was one of his strongest counties).