Kyle Whitmire of the Birmingham Weekly has been following the District 54 saga for quite a while.  I’d love to see him in print every day (or maybe he could start a blog), but writing one article or editorial a week does give one the opportunity to do background research and gain the perspective that comes with time and distance.  He’s done an excellent job.  Check out his latest article here and past columns here

6 Responses to “Perspective”

  1. Del says:

    That was a terrific piece. Having only been an Alabamian for 15 years, I appreciated the back story. In power since 1969! My, that’s an awfully long time.

  2. Kathy says:

    Yeah, I guess I’ve been here 20 years, which isn’t that long in Joe Reed time. Kyle Whitmire is a nice guy, too. I introduced myself to him a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve seen him several times since. I’ve enjoyed his writing since I started reading the Birmingham Weekly.

  3. Wheeler says:

    b’ham is really lucky to have two great weekly papers: the black and white and the b’ham weekly. both have excellent writers and they are the best source for local info.

    my dream is to one day have enough traffic that i could invite someone like kyle whitmire to be a guest blogger. that will probably happen around the same time i become a supreme court justice.

  4. Bill says:


    When I’m President, you’re appointed.

  5. That account was simply beautiful. Felt like I had been in the room. I am still breathless!

  6. Kathy says:

    Wheeler, you write beautifully. I think you could publish some Southern lawyer fiction that would put John Grisham to shame. Then we could all say, “I knew him when he was a blogger.” After you make a bunch of money on your books, you can serve on the Supreme Court just for fun.

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