Tennessee Political Humor : Some of These Jokes You Voted For

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/1/2000
  • Publisher: Univ of Tennessee Pr
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Almost 175 years ago. Congressman Davy Crockett encountered a Massachusetts colleague in Washington. The New Englander, pointing to a farmer driving some mules along Pennsylvania Avenue, quipped, "Hello, there, Crockett, here's a lot of our constituents on parade. Where are they going?" The Tennessee frontiersman shot back, "They are going to Massachusetts to teach school."

Author Biography

Roy Herron, an attorney from Dresden. Tennessee, serves in the Tennessee Senate. A professional speaker and former Methodist minister, he is also the author of Things Held Dear: Soul Stories for My Sons L.H. "Cotton" Ivy, who lives in Decaturville, Tennessee, has served in the Tennessee House of Representatives and was commissioner of agriculture under Gov. Ned McWherter. He is a professional humorist who entertains audiences nationally

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Statewide Elections: Mischief from Moutain City to Memphis
Local Elections: The Heart-and Funny Bone-of Democracy
Legislative Branch: The Unholy Trinity
Legislative Branch: What Makes You Think They Read the Bills?
Executive Branch: Governors and the Ungovernable
Judicial Branch: Courts and Retorts
National Government: Tennesseans with Potomac Fever
One-Liners: Stick It to 'Em Quick
Davy Crockett: Tennessee's First Political Humorist
Pickin' Cotton: Professional Political Humor
Notes 133(6)
Sources 139(10)
Bibliography 149(4)
Index 153

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