Oh Willie…

Memphis Mayor W.W. Herenton

Memphis Mayor W.W. Herenton

You make my job so easy.

For those who haven’t been following along, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton recently announced plans to form a committee to explore running for Congress. He’d go up against incumbent Rep. Steve Cohen.

Herenton has also planned to retire, wanted to be superintendent, and says he’ll quit if city-county consolidation passes.

I wish he would either be mayor and quit angling for other jobs or resign. Even those who don’t want him to be mayor shouldn’t want him to go to D.C. either – a local embarrassment would become a national one.

See what I wrote at my day job here.