Sam R. Hall: Whom might gov. tap for PSC post?

Gov. Phil Bryant has a big political appointment to make, and the rumor mill is already churning as to whom he will tap for public service commissioner in the Southern District once Leonard Bentz steps down to take over as director of the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District.

When discussing whom Bryant might choose, the first name off most people’s lips is state Sen. Michael Watson, R-Pascagoula, a strong Bryant ally who many believe has a bright political future.

If Watson wants the gig, it’s likely his. But is that really a smart move for Watson?

Clarion Ledger