JACKSON -- Phil Bryant, like many past governors, hosted a Christmas party for the media.
I am always humbled to be invited to a Christmas party at the governor's mansion. I am always appreciative that while individual governors may dislike coverage they receive by a media outlet they, in my experience, have been gracious in such settings as a Christmas party.
Quick story from the Christmas party.
First lady Deborah Bryant was in front of the mansion during the Jackson Christmas parade when a little girl watching the parade admired the big white house that is the mansion and asked who lives there.
The first lady replied the governor does. The little girl then asked if he was at home. The first lady replied he was. She said she wished she could go inside the house.
Deborah Bryant said she lived there, too, and said come on. Rumor was she did not get the standard tour, but instead a special tour that included more of the house.
Oh, Bryant also confirmed that there was trouble putting up the Nativity scene at the governor's mansion because it was missing a wise man.
He said it was hard to find three wise men around the Capitol.