Friday, August 24, 2007

Gettin' ready for Freddie

A recent edition of the LA Times features Lawrenceburg, Tennessee Woo-hoo. It's all about how the town is getting ready for Freddie - that is Fred Thompson's announcement of his intention to run for the presidency. Apparently folks are convinced he's going to announce in the Big Burg. My old home town has cleaned up the square and forbidden trash by the side of the road. Does this mean they're getting rid of those old guys who inhabit the benches on the square? Has VolMom planted up the town square with flowers as she is wont to do - or has the drought and her librul politics overcome her civic pride and gardening passion?

Chunky Moore's menswear and the Ledbetter drug store sure are getting some good press out of all this. Here's a tip - Ledbetter's used to have awesome real milkshakes made right in front of you at the counter. I don't know if they still do that, but it's worth asking if you're a visiting journo or political junkie. The Vol-in-Law and the rest of the groomsmen rented their tuxes from Moore's - I don't know if you need to rent a tux while you're in town for the day - but maybe Chunky will sell you some wing tips real cheap.

As for me, I just think it's pretty wild that people I know are written up in the LA Times. I recognize every name in that article.

HT: The Tennessee Politics blog


genderist said...

This is fantastic for the LBG.

Joe Powell said...

jeepers, when was the last time Freddie was even in the town? at least he isn't gonna pose with a coonskin cap and a long-gun ... is he?

and it's getting tougher and tougher to find those once constant stores where they made great shakes and burgers and such. i live near wee little jefferson city, and all the once classic spots are gone, replaced with cyber-cafes and franchise joints. sigh.

Vol Abroad said...

I don't know when he was last in the Burg. But there are still his first wife was from there, too.

I think Fred would look great in a coonskin cap. I don't expect that there's anyone from Law Co that hasn't worn one of those at one time or another. (Including me!)

A.C. McCloud said...

He might benefit from some well placed coonskin.

I happen to know a guy over here, no Republican mind you, who went to school with "Freddie". Claims he was a pretty popular and funny guy at the time, FWIW.

Just think, he might become Memphis State's most famous grad since, well..uh..