Memphis city councilman Brent Taylor has purchased the Munford Funeral Home (two locations) for an undisclosed sum, adding to his dead empire (he bought the Hernando Funeral Home in Hernando, Mississippi in 2004).

It always makes me nervous when politicians own funeral homes. How many dead people ended up voting for the Ford machine because they owned funeral homes? Several that we know of, especially in the special election of Ophelia Ford.

Then again, I’ve always like Brent. Usually a solid conservative and a friend to gun owners.