Phil Bredesen quote

"When I was sworn in as Mayor of Nashville back in 1991, I have to admit to you that I felt for several weeks like a bit of an outsider who had somehow taken over but didnt really belong in this nice palace. I secretly wondered if the real mayor would come back from vacation one day and call the police."

Phil Bredesen

Born: November 21, 1943

Occupation: Former Governor of Tennessee

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