MBJ: Mr. Governor, jobs – not disunion – are what Mississippians value

’Ole Miss has its black bear. Not to be outdone, the Governor’s Office has its pander bear.

What besides a pander to the “civil-war-is-around-the corner “ crowd could be behind Gov. Phil Bryant’s order to his lieutenants in the Legislature to adopt measures that have their foundation in the long-discredited mid 19th century idea of state nullification of federal laws?

President Obama has vowed to initiate gun control measures he says are designed to prevent a repeat of the mass slayings that have occurred across the United States in recent months. In the best tradition of the Mississippi of 150 years ago, Bryant is fighting back with a cry for disunion.

How’d that turn out for Mississippi back in the day, Governor?

Mississippi Business Journal
1/17/13