How’s the old liver doing? Did you give yours a good workout over Mardi Gras? I hope so, because that is what you are supposed to do. But now that Lent is here, your liver can go on vacation, if not for 40 days, at least for a few. Mardi Gras is hard on all of us. While I am always happy to see it come, I am always equally thrilled to see it go.
The spies rounded up a little gossip, and I have thrown it all together for you. Enjoy!
Politickin’ and paradin’
Former Auburn head football coach and current U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville was pressing the flesh at Moe’s Original BBQ in downtown Mobile Sunday prior to the parades.
He took full advantage of the throngs of people gathered for the parades and the Wild Mauvillians party, working from table to table, meeting people and taking photos. Tuberville’s people also managed to slap a campaign sticker on just about any warm object in the room. Boozie heard several pulled pork sandwiches were delivered with Tuberville for Senate stickers adorning the buns. My spies said the stickers were delicious, especially with Moe’s white sauce.
My spy may have been joking about the stickers on buns, but the coach was definitely running an aggressive offense Sunday.
The day before, his rival in the Senate race, Rep. Bradley Byrne, rode in a convertible in the Floral parade. My spies said since he was sitting on the driver’s side, he seemed to only be throwing trinkets to his left side? Only playing to the left? Doesn’t sound very Byrne-ish.
On Joe Cain Day, former County Commissioner Stephen Nodine was seen downtown riding around on a golf cart. My spy said, “he was waving at pretty ladies and hugging babies, while wearing a sports coat.” The Commish was accused of killing his mistress in May 2010. His first trial ended in a hung jury. Right before his second trial, he pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Word on the street is that Nodine is telling everyone Trump is going to pardon him. If that happens, he could run for office again. Perhaps the baby hugging was him preparing to do just that. Lord help us!
A dollop of Daisy
On Joe Cain Day, my spies who attended the Wild Mauvillians party at Moe’s Original BBQ said one woman came with her own cup for the bartender to fill, which isn’t that unusual, except her “cup” was a large Daisy sour cream carton. Only on Joe Cain!
Weird throw update
The strangest throws reported on Joe Cain Day: a baby doll with a handmade crochet dress in Mardi Gras colors, pages from an old calendar with inspirational quotes on them and of course the Wild Mauvillians handed out their cool oyster shell necklaces. On Fat Tuesday, a member of the Knights of Revelry threw out 300 pounds of Conecuh Sausage. Yum!
Well, kids, that’s all I got. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ Conecuh lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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