The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 6/24/7

He can be irascible, thoughtful, combative, entertaining and sensitive. And most of those emotions are displayed on the hour.

He would call it passion. His detractors have their own words.

He is part of the minority in Jackson, and that’s not just because he is a white Council member in a city that’s 71 percent black. When Ben Allen announced last week that he is leaving his City Council post, out walked one of the few voices of reason.