Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It Takes All Kinds...

I'm glad we live in a place where all kinds of people from every background can have a chance to be elected to office:

By now much of the news reading country has read the story of Tennessee State Representative Julia Hurley (R-Lenoir City) and how she worked her way from once waitressing at Hooter's to being a self-employed businesswoman and successful candidate for the Tennessee House of Representatives. We discussed Hurley in this space after her story hit the AP wire and was shared with the country February 9th. While surfing the internet yesterday, this writer discovered that the Julia Hurley story wasn't just a popular news item in this country that day, but apparently Representative Hurley has become something of an international celebrity-her story also made the London Daily Mail. The tone of the Daily Mail's staff rewrite almost expresses amazement not that Hurley herself could be elected, but that someone seemingly so ordinary and from such a humble background could find their way into the halls of power.

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