"Herenton's Hypocrites"

Branston makes an offer to the mayor fatcat backers.


"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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