I have been in a lot of fights over the years and there is a time and a place for a good brawl. In a public meeting over what might or might not have been a slight is not the time or place and isn't even a good reason. I have no doubt Thompson could handle himself in a fight with an average guy but believe me, if the mayor of Leland had been a ripped, 30 year old black man, the response from Thompson would have been decidedly different. If he challenged the guy at all, if would have been more like "Mr. Mayor, you might, should, sorta, kinda, think about, apologi...oh, never mind."
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