November 27, 2006
THEY'RE STILL CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT OF PILOT OIL, in response to Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam's membership in an antigun mayors' group organized by Mike Bloomberg.
Some of the other members are pretty iffy, but I think this is really bad for Haslam's statewide ambitions for a simpler reason. His weakness is that he's seen as a country-clubby guy who cares more about how other rich guys feel about him than about how the voters feel. The Bloomberg thing is just fodder for that.