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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Josh Segall for Bama US 3rd

The Anniston Star profile linked above gives you a good introduction to Segall.
I went over to Centre, Alabama last night to see this 29 year old phenom in person. Fellow is smart; got some creative ideas about how to make the water running through Alabama energize and revise the the state's economy.
His family was raised next door to George Wallace in Montgomery; so this young man knows something about the wiles of Alabama politics.
The opening invocation was by my friend Melvin Salter, the Probate Judge for Cherokee County, Alabama; former pastor of the First Baptist Church there. That would be unremarkable but for the fact Segall comes from a Jewish background.
Segall says incumbent Mike Rogers county organizer in Walker and Cleburne county is now in his camp; and a key campaigner in Randolph has jumped from Rogers to Segall.
He was one up on me when I asked if the likes of Burns Strider could help. Segall brought to my attention Strider was key consultant for Joe Turnham's close loss in 2002.
This year is different as the Anniston Star points out. It will be tough but if the people of the Bama 3rd will listen to smart talk about their pocketbook instead of being taken for the fool with the "Northern Liberal" crap Rogers is throwing out, Segall can win it.
Segall makes a strong case about what a lackluster congressman Rogers has been. Face to face with a fair hearing, Segall can win.
Here is a link to a Burns Strider column today that will connect with the folks of the Third.


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