Greene County Democrats hyped this year's Jackson Day keynote speaker as a "nationally known" political figure, and the buzzing started. Would it be Sen. McDreamy, John Edwards? Barack Obama? Joe Biden? Or, progressing down the ladder of fame, Dennis Kucinich?
Bzzz! This year's keynote speaker at the 84th Annual Jackson Day celebration is Rep. Ike Skelton.
Granted, the Democratic majority in Congress makes Skelton the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and now he's got some juice. But "nationally known"? That's stretching it a bit.
The dinner is Saturday, March 31. Tickets are $50 a pop.