Update: The Franklin brew-ha-ha is taking on some surreal aspects. The most interesting is the "First Amendment Area" where you can voice your opinions. Read here. Thanks to Instapundit for keeping up with the controversy.
An excellent post about the Franklin controversy from Volunteer Voters.
...let's not fly that pesky Confederate flag. I agree, let's not fly this flag at Franklin.
Let's fly this Confederate flag instead!
Or this one!
They seem to fit the occasion, too.
Unfortunately, The mayor's decision is the strange and ignorant child of Pop Politics. "Let's not offend the people who wouldn't even commemorate the event in the first place, let alone go to the ceremony where the flags would be flown anyway." Can we say dumb?
But it's nice to know there are authentic work-arounds if the AoT flag can't be flown for some stupid reason. Maybe the mayor needs to check this site out for some deeper thought on the flag issue.