Nice hatchet job Clay. Are you lampooning our Congressman who has recently unlocked funds for the Chick lock, helped bring $30 million a year for Erlanger, has funded three VA centers, and is rapidly rising on Appropriations? Your cartoon is cute but has no bite. It is a poor reflection on your wit.
Should someone turn the lights out at Weston's newly opened campaign headquarters?
Lil' Weston attempted to blackmail Scottie Mayfield then called him a "dishonest man" twice when defending his actions. Lil' Weston has never had a real job and is far too imature to hold the Congressional 3rd District seat. Think about it - if he gets elected, he will be there for 50 years! OMG! There will be no way to get rid of him.
SaraB, it's not marketing, it's campaigning. Look for announcement soon that Weston is running again.
By the way, this article clearly ghost written. Read the other five op/eds, they are extremely poorly written.
And Weston will run for Congress so his father can advance his career as an unregistered lobbyist. Can you imagine Chattanooga has for the next forty years a congressman where you have to pay his father for access. Ask the people of Memphis what it was like to suffer for years under the nightmare of the Ford family. God forbid the 3rd district be subjected to such a travesty. Here is a young man, born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. When he announces he is running you will no their game plan.
Rep. Fleischmann's op/ed reflects well-reasoned logic and a mature and positive attitude toward solving our Nation's budget and debt problem. Our problems are complicated; solutions will require both sides working together. It will take years to correct these problems and we need to start now. The recent shut down has been greatly blown out proportion. The sky is falling! Congress is in gridlock! The Republican are intransigent! In reality, the Republicans did what necessary - they took a stand and said this is enough. It was difficult as the liberal press called their tactics every negative term under the sun. In reality the Republicans, following their Lode Star of a smaller and less intrusive government, stood their ground. The result was for two weeks we as a nation were all focused on the issue. Government must control spending!
Thank you Chuck for standing up to the heat and following your conservative principles.
I don't always agree with Ms. Smith but I do respect her clear thinking, her constency in her politics, and her excellent writing skills. I say this to draw attention the stark comparison to her quality compared to Weston Wamp's truly awful writings skills - or lack there of. Ms. Smith, agree with her or not, is an example of very fine skills and is a credit to the newspaper. Mr. Wamp on the other hand is an embarrassment to the paper. The TFP would do well to discontinue giving Mr. Wamp such a prominent place to showcase his lack of talent.
Imagine this scenario - Young Weston is the Congressman and Daddy Zach is an unregistered lobbiest (paid influence peddler). Zach sets up virtual base of operations in Weston's congressional office. Now you can understand the urgency for the Wamp's to get the office. Think Fords of Memphis - now imagine Wamps of Chattanooga. Once in, 3rd District held hostage for next 30 years.
Cum Laude no less. Since a job as Congressman would be his first real job, Weston should share his transcripts. Weston should also share copies of his tax returns for past three years. He claims to be gainfully employed but apparently spends much of his time chasing his dream to be a US Congressman.
He reminds me of the old saying "born on 3rd base and thinks he hit a triple".