Friday, December 01, 2006
Does THIS look like a man who's worried about his future?
This terrific picture by Nikki Boertman was splashed on the front page of the Commercial Appeal this morning to accompany the coverage of the arrest of Rickey Peete and Edmund Ford on corruption charges and of Joe Cooper on money laundering charges.
This jumped out at me; he looks like he's saying, "This ain't nothin'; you ain't seen the last me by a longshot!" Why? He's already done time for bribery, which cost him his District 7 Council seat years ago, and if convicted, he will likely never hold public office again.
If Rickey thinks he can take down a lot of people with him, and starts talking, this could make Tennessee Waltz look like a mere blip on the political landscape, reshaping Memphis and Shelby County for a long time to come.
Like I said, pull up a chair and a bowl of popcorn!