NYT discovers Knox County politics

The New York Times has discovered Knox County politics.

Gotta say they Dan Barry nailed it. Some of the vivid observations:

It seems a catfish could have been appointed if properly connected.
Wasn't there at least one?

The county's public officials helped to propel the reform movement just by being themselves.
Most of them have a hard time escaping that.

Knox County of 2008 brings to mind the last scene of "Meet John Doe," Frank Capra's populist melodrama of 1941. The wiry newspaper editor turns to the just-thwarted political boss and, with great exclamation, says: "There you are, Norton, the people. Try and lick that!"
We'll see Tuesday.