Ha ha. It's started folks.
The rumors are trickling in.
With Jamie Woodson stepping down from her state Senate seat, some folks are already speculating about who will send an application to the county commissioners for a spot in the Tennessee General Assembly.
I got two quick calls today - right after Woodson made her announcement - that a fellow has been lobbying commissioners to appoint Dave "the commission's sharpest dresser" Wright (pictured above).
I'll let you guess who it was. The person lobbying for Wright, I mean.
So, I called 8th District commissioner and asked about the rumor.
"I hadn't thought about it," he said.
He started chuckling then added: "I'm really satisfied with where I am. I'm going to have to search out this person who told you that - the person who think I should be in Nashville. They're trying to get rid of me."
He then said "it would be a step up" for either state Rep. Bill Dunn and state Rep. Harry Brooks if one of them wanted a shot.
(Is he already lobbying for one of them?)
Of course, as Wright pointed out, Woodson's successor would have the seat for only a few months and then have to run in a special election.
I don't know.
It would certainly look awfully odd post-Black Wednesday for Wright to get the gig.
He is well-liked in East Knox County, though, but Woodson's district covers a lot more than that. A lot.
Still, I wonder if he could/would vote for himself?