Kitch Visits the AFL-CIO Convention

Statement

By:  Jim Kitchens
Date: May 29, 2008
Location: Unknown


Kitch Visits the AFL-CIO Convention

Kitch took time to speak to members of the AFL-CIO down in Natchez this morning. That was a room filled with hard-working folks, and they've got a good track record in this state of standing up for other hard-working people.

As an aside, Kitch is not much on speaking from a script, which was a point of discussion on our trip from Crystal Springs to Natchez. That said, he comes up with some great folksy pieces off the top of his head.

He started off his speech saying he was like a cousin to Minnie Pearl, who was the old lady on the Grand Ole Opry who always wore a hat with a price tag hanging off the side.

"Do you know what was written on the other side of that price tag?" he asked a receptive crowd. "Made in the U.S.A."

That was vintage Kitch.

Right now, we're driving down I-55 headed to Biloxi. Kitch is scheduled to speak to the Mississippi Association of Police Chiefs this afternoon.