Sometimes, it just seems that Memphis is too timid for its own good.
Too often, the people we expect to articulate and fight for a defining principle or a critical issue seem to go along to get along.
We thought of this in light of two recent displays of self-loathing Memphis neutral position on the Toyota plant being considered for Marion and the shrugging acceptance of SunTrust Banks move to East Memphis.
Its inexplicable why this is such a core part of our civic DNA. Its as if there is never anything important enough for some leaders to drive a stake in the ground and tell it like it is - whether it is ruffling the feathers of the governor with the Toyota plant or SunTrust bankers about their move ...