Thousands pack Square for Barbour’s last Neshoba County Fair speech

NESHOBA COUNTY FAIR – Haley Barbour on Thursday morning gave his last Neshoba County Fair stump speech as governor, outlining his successes and the challenges his successor will face.

A huge crowd of at least a couple of thousand packed Founder’s Square by the time Barbour spoke, after numerous gubernatorial and other state candidates had warmed up the stage for him.

“For years, I’ve wanted to make a speech at the fair that was nothing but jokes,” Barbour said. “And I’m tempted to do that today. My first joke should be the Obama job creation policy. What a joke it is.”

Sun Herald
7/28/11