On the First Mayoral Forum: Part One
March 16, 2010 at 1:53PM
Fielding a question on domestic violence at Monday night’s county mayoral forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone opined, “These days, a lot of women have tempers — quite frankly, have issues as well as men.”
Whereupon she would go on to demonstrate a couple of times more what she had already begun to manifest during the hour-and-a-half-long forum at the Hooks Main Library — that she had issues with her major Democratic primary opponent, interim mayor Joe Ford, and that she could conjure up a right impressive show of temper about it. Although all of the four mayoral hopefuls — who also included General Sessions Court clerk Otis Jackson and Sheriff Mark Luttrell, the only Republican in the mix — had their moments, it was the byplay between Malone and Ford that provided the most sparks, and maybe even the most genuine illumination.