JACKSON — Marsha and Haley Barbour held their final Christmas Party for the media in the Governor’s Mansion earlier this week, and like at the past annual events, they were gracious hosts.
As usual, the Governor’s Mansion was really decked out for the Christmas season, and the Barbour’s circulated making small talk and being overall good hosts.
Interesting tidbits from conversations with Barbour have come out of the parties. For instance, while it was a social setting, I don’t think he would mind me repeating that he would not be interested in seeking a third term as the state’s governor even if he was constitutionally allowed to do so.
A matter of fact, he said he might not have sought a second term if not for the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort. Barbour said he accomplished most of his goals in his first term.