Chamblee54

Tough Act to Follow

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 17, 2008


The Governor was speaking to a group of reporters. He was announcing the appointment of a Black man to the Selective Service Board in some Georgia town. The reporter said it was the first Black man to serve on a draft board since reconstruction. What did the Governor think about this?
The Governor said
“Gee” The screen returned to the Channel Five newsroom. The men at the desks were all laughing. The weatherman looked up at the camera and said ” Thats a tough act to follow”
Whatever you might say about Lester Maddox…and there is no shortage of bad things to say…there has never been a public official that entertaining.
As for being a tough act to follow, the next Governor was Jimmy Carter.
As for the weatherman, this reporter saw him in a parking lot once. It was raining heavily. The “Gray Ghost” looked at me with an ironic smile, as if to say
“I am sorry”.

About these ads

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Lester Maddox « Chamblee54 said, on December 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    [...] He was on The Joe Pyne Show and The Dick Cavett Show, and walked off of both. This section from a previous post tells a bit of the story. The Governor was speaking to a group of reporters. He was announcing the [...]

  2. Lester Maddox « Chamblee54 said, on December 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    [...] He was on The Joe Pyne Show and The Dick Cavett Show, and walked off of both. This section from a previous post tells a bit of the story.The Governor was speaking to a group of reporters. He was announcing the [...]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 174 other followers

%d bloggers like this: