Editorial: Steven Palazzo’s freshman faux pas in Pascagoula

IF IT’S not in the handbook for serving as the 4th Congressional District representative, it should be: Never miss a ship christening at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula.

Freshman Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Biloxi, was noticeably absent from the christening of the Arlington, LPD 24, on March 26, though his wife was in attendance.

It was interesting that in the following days there was a major shakeup on the congressman’s staff.

Say what you will about the man Rep. Palazzo beat last November — former Congressman Gene Taylor — but one thing’s for sure: When ships were christened in Pascagoula, Mr. Taylor was there.

Gulf Live
3/4/11