Clay Versus Musial

When it comes to naming bridges, it’s a once in a generation type opportunity for immortality.  So it should be no surprise that the movement to name the new Mississippi bridge after baseball player Stan Musial has a challenger… William L. Clay.  This explains why Bill Clay’s son, Lacy Clay, has been notably absent from the Musial parade.

 

The Senate has gone in deep for Stan the Man.  There’s bipartisan love from the state’s US Senators as well as cross-river support from Illinois.  However, Rep. Penny Hubbard has taken up the Clay banner with HB591.  And she’ll give it a hearing in her Urban Issues Committee later today.

 

Originally in February 25 MOScout.