"What's Wrong With this Picture?" 2.0: A New Version of the Puzzle

Posted by Jackson Baker on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Former mayor and current 9th District congressional candidate Willie Herenton introduced the game of "What's Wrong With This Picture?" Players will recall that correct answers to the first version of the puzzle were (1) that members of Congress from Tennessee were identified as "state representatives" and (2) that one of the "Tennesseans" pictured in what appeared to be a composite photo spread of the state's delegation was actually from out of state.

Now Herenton has produced a new, improved version of his picture puzzle. Okay, sharp-eyed readers, take a shot at it. What is glaringly wrong about this version, which appears on the ex-mayor's campaign web site? (Scroll down to the bottom for the correct answer, but, no cheating, give it the old college try first!)


OK, here's the correct answer. Has the 7th District's Marsha Blackburn, asssistant Republican whip and the scourge of Democrats' legislation in the Congress, really come over to their side??? We don't think so!


And, yes, there were actually two errors in the picture, of course. The actual congressman from Memphis' own 9th District is still Steve Cohen. But that was a gimme, a red herring to distract the careless puzzle-solver. Stay tuned for future versions of "What's Wrong With this Picture?" We'll bring them to you as we encounter them.

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If you will notice, down in the lower right hand corner where the Doc has placed himself in Cohen's spot, whoever created this can't even spell Doc's name correctly.

Posted by LeftWingCracker on 04/21/2010 at 8:56 AM

Yes Cracker, I noticed that while marveling over how the Doc's photo had been weirdly squashed.

Posted by Chris Davis on 04/21/2010 at 9:06 AM

Well Hereton (As spelled per his website) did like to vote for/support republicans. Didn't he once say he wasn't a democrat?

As for the website itself, with quality staff like this working for Hereton, is it no wonder why the city is in the state it is.

Posted by Doubting Thomas on 04/21/2010 at 9:16 AM

The policy statements on his site are a gold mine of pretzel logic (I would say he needs a copy editor too, but I guess that's moot if no one's reading it):

"I am unalterably opposed to same-sex marriage base [sic] on my personal values and religious foundation. However, I also opposed any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation."


Posted by the occasional critic on 04/21/2010 at 9:24 AM

I can't wait until he demands that the 9th District be redistricted as the 1st District. How can he possible run for the last office in the state?

Posted by Jeff on 04/21/2010 at 10:06 AM

Mickey White can now sleep at night. He was right all along, Marsha is a (D).

Posted by tomguleff on 04/21/2010 at 10:59 AM

@chris davis: The maths. Important even for graphic designers.

Or he got that squished going through the wormhole into his own peculiar little universe....

@jeff: We need to get some of our local religious fanatics on this... The number 9, after all, is just an upside-down 6. And we know what three of them together means. How can someone who claims to be annointed by GOD run a district that has possible satanic connections?

Ouch. gave myself a headache.

Posted by B on 04/21/2010 at 11:02 AM

Good catch, LWC! That's one
more than we (or I) noticed. A hard puzzle, ay? Can
t wait until the next one.

Posted by Jackson Baker on 04/21/2010 at 11:17 AM

Tom, you're forcing me to type a combination of letters that usually give me hives: LOL

Posted by Chris Davis on 04/21/2010 at 11:36 AM

You beat me to it, TOm.

Posted by Packrat on 04/21/2010 at 12:01 PM

Herenton's web site has some interesting contraditions.

Someone please tell me: how can you oppose same sex marriage but also be opposed to discrimination based on sexual orientation?

Similarly, how can someone be opposed to abortion but support a woman's right to choose?

Sorry, Doc; you can't have it both ways.

Posted by AliasElias on 04/21/2010 at 12:31 PM

W.W. - Twice as bad as W.

Posted by Jeff on 04/21/2010 at 12:38 PM

Tom gets COTW in my book. Jeff that's a close second.

How does someone that appears so lackadaisical and ignorant prove to be such a formidable political force? Every about "Hereton" is a contradiction.

Posted by mad_merc on 04/21/2010 at 1:10 PM

Thanks Tom. The listing for Marsha is Correct. :)

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See her unconstitutional votes at :

Posted by MickeyWhite on 04/21/2010 at 2:44 PM

I really wonder if someone's not trolling us here. If a bunch of white dudes go pointing out spelling errors and other glaring mistakes on the website, that gives Herenton the pivot to point to us and say, "See? There they go again." He's more likely to do that than he is to actually ever correct the errors, and a thousand more times likely to do either than he is to fire the person who made them to begin with.

On the abortion thing, come on. We've all heard that line before, and there's nothing really wrong with it. There are plenty of people who take exactly that stance. Said another way: "I'd never have an abortion, but it's not my business to make that decision for you." It's the quintessentially conservative pro-choice position, or else it's the quintessentially liberal pro-life position, take your pick. It's been used as such by both Republicans and Democrats, respectively

Re: Blackburn. If you need to kick her out, you go right ahead, but that doesn't mean she can crash at our place. She's no Arlen Specter.

Posted by autoegocrat on 04/21/2010 at 7:15 PM

Life imitates art...or something like that.

Posted by Packrat on 04/22/2010 at 7:14 AM

True that, Auto!

Let's give her the key to Lieberman's crib.

Posted by B on 04/22/2010 at 10:01 AM

There are also too many s's in your description of Ms. Blackburn as the 'asssistant Republican whip', but who's counting those?

Posted by darklikelight on 04/22/2010 at 2:54 PM


Posted by JB on 04/22/2010 at 3:02 PM
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