The Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper isn’t named Jerry: I took that picture back in April. It’s a shot of a friend of mine, Jim Cooper, and his son, along with my son (with the cool charcoal under his eyes) and daughter. Jim Cooper is the U.S. Congressman who represents Nashville. Friday’s Tennessean (I’m just catching up) had a story about how some people are confusing the name of Jim Cooper with the name of another elected official. Unfortunately, some people think a state senator from Chattanooga named Jerry Cooper who was indicted last week, is Jim. I’ve known and supported Jim for 24 years and he’s perhaps the squeakiest clean politician there is. I wanted to join in the clarification squad: Jim Cooper is not the indicted state senator named Jerry. Oh, by the way, Jim Cooper is also not another Jim who is running for governor and whose yard signs say just Jim.