Number9's picture

I wonder what Mission

I wonder what Mission Control over at Mount Lonas is like this morning? Ragsdale and Corker are both having a bad hair day today.

Brian H.'s picture

I told them this would

I told them this would happen. Now Mike will never be governer. I never had any thing to do with this mess. I am inocent.

BlueNeck1's picture

Ragsdale for Governor

I might consider voting for him if he runs as a Democrat. Otherwise I'll probably vote for the Democrat.

KnoxVol's picture

Indigestion

Number9 said "The game plan that I have heard comes from Mount Lonas. Ragsdale will be Governor, Bill Haslam will take Jimmy Duncan's seat in Congress"

Hope not. It would be a sharp and deep drop off from the current gubernatorial administration.

 

Number9's picture

WATE "clarifies" the Mayor's new website

WATE had a report last night about Ragsdale for Governor. It is not on their website but Gene Patterson's blog does cover the story.

WATE reports that Jon Gustin registered the Internet Domain without Ragsdale's authorization or knowledge and used his own money to do so. Is that the kind of "initiative" that County workers should have? What other activities occur without authorization?

Gene Patterson reports:

Knox County’s IT guy, Jon Gustin, apparently looking out for his boss, Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale. WVLZ’s Lloyd Daughterty reporting today that Gustin had secured the rights to the domain name, “RagsdaleforGovernor.com”

We checked with the Mayor’s office and they say, Gustin did it on his own initiative, using his own money and registering the site on his own time.

Rachel's picture

The fact that Mike Ragsdale

The fact that Mike Ragsdale wants to be governor isn't exactly news.  He's had that in mind for awhile now.

But who in their right mind is getting all het up about 2010 yet?

BTW, I'm dubious that Bill Haslam wants higher office (although he might run for it anyway, if Daddy etc. pushed hard enough).  I think, although he's done a pretty ok job as Mayor, he's also found it challenging.  It ain't like running a family-owned business.  I'm not sure he really likes it all that much.

John Werner's picture

I Wouldn't Vote for Him in 1,000 years

Besides, my father in law wouldn't let me move to Nashville with the rest of Team Ragsdale, he wouldn't know where to send the mortgage payment.

Ragsdale has about as much chance of being governor as Tyler Harber has on being Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, in fact, there are a lot of similarities.

Anonymous's picture

Ragsdale wanted to run for

Ragsdale wanted to run for Gov the first day that he was elected County Mayor.

There are people that he mentioned it to on the day he was inaugurated.

He is rumored to have said, "The first day I was elected County Commissioner, I worked to be elected County Exec (hadn't been changed yet). And, today (the first day he was Mayor/Exec) I start working to be elected Governor."

Anonymous's picture

it started earlier

"Ragsdale wanted to run for
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2006/08/08 - 9:34am.
Ragsdale wanted to run for Gov the first day that he was elected County Mayor.

There are people that he mentioned it to on the day he was inaugurated.

He is rumored to have said, "The first day I was elected County Commissioner, I worked to be elected County Exec (hadn't been changed yet). And, today (the first day he was Mayor/Exec) I start working to be elected Governor." "

Actually, the first wife will tell you he wanted to be governor long before he ever ran for office the first time for anything.

tennesseevaluesauthority's picture

Heck, I didn't vote for him for County Mayor

Heck, I didn't vote for him for County Mayor (either term).

Michael Silence's picture

Not if this happens:

Not if this happens:

(link...)

Number9's picture

From "No Silence

From "No Silence Here"

Gov. Bill Haslam?

That's an interesting rumor I picked up recently from a person with statewide political connections. That would certainly shoot some other Republicans out of the saddle if the Knoxville mayor were to run in 2010. That is, of course, a long way off, but fun speculation nonetheless.

The game plan that I have heard comes from Mount Lonas. Ragsdale will be Governor, Bill Haslam will take Jimmy Duncan's seat in Congress, and Jimmy Duncan will take a Federal Judgeship. Actual government will occur at Mount Lonas. The surfs will rejoice as the King will rule with benevolence. Supposedly.

We live in interesting times.

Nelle's picture

Egad!

A politician who aspires to seek higher political office? Quick -- where are my smelling salts!

Is there really nothing going on in the world?

And, 9, "the surfs will rejoice"? I can't say how the "serfs" will take it, but I imagine the "surfs" will be busy hanging ten or boogie boarding or whatever ...

Number9's picture

It is a local thing. We

And, 9, "the surfs will rejoice"? I can't say how the "serfs" will take it, but I imagine the "surfs" will be busy hanging ten or boogie boarding or whatever ...

It is a local thing. We spell Sheriff "Shurf". Hence serf becomes surf. Kind of like Cuber instead of Cuba.

metulj's picture

You're a weasel, but that's

You're a weasel, but that's friggin' funny. 

 

True happiness is knowing you are a hypocrite. -- Ivor Cutler

R. Neal's picture

And on the day Ragsdale is

And on the day Ragsdale is signed in as Governor, he will have his sights set on the White House. And when he takes the oath of THAT office, he'll be planning for... uh... well, not sure. Secretary General of the UN? Randy Jackson's spot on American Idol?

Anonymous's picture

Yeah, but only under orders

Yeah, but only under orders by Ragsdale who was afraid that Tyler Harber would buy up all the domains and web-publish a tell all.

Harber is holding mikeragsdale.com ransom for money Ragsdale owes him.

I hear the total is about 30k or so.

Number9's picture

On July 31, 2006 Jon Gustin

On July 31, 2006 Jon Gustin of Mayor Ragsdale's office registered the Internet Domain (link...).

James D.'s picture

Considering that the

Considering that the election is 4 years away, who would have their mind made up right now? As far as Ragsdale for Governor, he could be a good one, but there are many others who could run. Education has been a major priority for him. Health care would be the major challenge, as it has been and would for anybody. It would be nice to have a governor from ET.

I think #9 has been beating his drum about this for awhile. We get it. You hate Ragsdale, so these posts about how evil he is aren't really credible. Time to move on...

Anonymous's picture

James D. said

. . . As far as Ragsdale for Governor, he could be a good one, but there are many others who could run. Education has been a major priority for him. . . .

Ask his first wife what he thinks about teachers (she's one) and you might get a different response about his views on education.

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