Former Commerce Mayor Charles L. "Buzzie" Hardy was honored last Thursday with a reception in recognition of his 22 years of service as mayor. Video courtesy of Joel Logan, Jackson County GIS director.
The "good ole boy" system you are referring to is a system that works and exists in every community. There are two definitions for "good ole boys", a positive one and the one in which you refer. The positive definition has worked for this network of men and women, but most of all for Commerce. One can only look around to see the progress brought on by the former Mayor Hardy and the other leaders elected by the citizens of this community. The "network" and the "good ole boys" have been in Commerce since its beginning and will be here till its end. It's all in the attitude of citizens, like yourself, as to how it is portrayed. The vibes and animosity you are portraying in the above post does not seem healthy, especially harboring them for 22 years (not sure when you transplanted). I am sure that it will not take long before the new mayor and council are once again viewed as the "good ole boys" and not in the positive way.
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."--Spock. The community has elected the former Mayor Hardy for 22 years for a reason, their needs were being met and progress was being made. The "few" were included in this progress and benefited, whether they are willing to admit it or not.