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JIMMIE GATES: The Liberal Lion of the Mississippi Senate



In the '90s, I remember the Liberal Lion was the moniker given to Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate.

The late senator was one of the most influential Democratic members of Congress in his day.

I know there are some who will vilify any mention of Kennedy, but I remember upon Kennedy’s death in 2009, how Republican senators praised him as a model for how to work across the party aisle to get things done.

The other day I thought about Kennedy when I was trying to compare Sen. Hob Bryan in the Mississippi Senate.

Bryan is a little quirky, but in my opinion, also brilliantl. For causes he believes in or those he opposes, Bryan has no hesitation about making his position known.



Clarion Ledger
3/18/17


Posted March 20, 2017 - 7:33 am

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