"Herenton's Hypocrites"

Branston makes an offer to the mayor fatcat backers.

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"A few weeks ago, about 60 of Mayor Willie Herenton's big financial backers joined him for lunch at Folk's Folly steakhouse. It was the mayor's way of thanking them for contributing $1,000 to "sponsor" his annual Christmas party last year.

"'Herenton's Hypocrites' is how one attendee described it, suggesting that some of those attending were either ambivalent or secretly opposed to a fifth consecutive four-year term for Herenton.

"In politics as in sports, they say money talks and bullshit walks. Not quite. ..."

Flyer columnist John Branston has a provocative offer for Mayor Herenton's backers. Read about it here.

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