Monday, November 01, 2010

Delusions of grandeur?

Sure seems that way to me:

In Oxford (Miss. -- ed.) the mayor Patterson says his opposition to Sunday alcohol sales isn't out of fear of fire and brimstone.
"The majority of the people who live here don't want it to be another Beale Street or Bourbon Street," Patterson said, referring to tourist destinations in Memphis, Tenn., and New Orleans, respectively. "It's about the direction your town is heading."
Oh yes, Oxford, Mississippi is SO CLOSE to getting to be one of the hottest tourist destinations in the country that all it would take to get them there is legalizing alcohol sales on Sunday....

How utterly ridiculous. It's been years since I've been to Oxford, but from what I remember, pretty much its only attraction is the University of Mississippi. And even if Oxford got to be a tourist destination like Memphis or New Orleans, I'd think that was a good thing in times like these.