published Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Letters to the Editor - 2

Fleischmann’s ad a misrepresentation

The underhanded tactics and outright deception in Chuck Fleischmann’s recent TV ad are extremely disappointing. We take offense at his misrepresentation of 3rd District congressional candidate Robin Smith.

Although many know Robin Smith as successful in business or through community service, we know her on a personal level. Robin and her husband served our church as Sunday school teachers for 22 years, and several of those years we were privileged to serve with them.

We know first-hand that Robin Smith is a person of integrity and honesty. Her stand on the sanctity of life has not changed. She has proven herself as an effective leader time and time again. Her experience and successful leadership at the local and state level make her the most qualified candidate in this race.

Mr. Fleischmann portrays Robin as handing out bonuses underhandedly when in actuality, she requested that her own bonus be reallocated among the hard-working staff. Mr. Fleischmann owes Robin and the voters an apology for his desperate actions. We must stand with a proven, public servant, and elect Robin Smith. She will represent us well in Washington, D.C.

CARL and KRYSTAL SCARBROUGH

Hixson



Use your head, vote for Haslam

As conservative Republicans, we are concerned about the blind support for Zach Wamp as governor. That he trumps being committed to fiscal responsibility is false. He voted for the Wall Street bailout and also for raising the national debt.

His attacks on Bill Haslam have been vicious, based on misrepresentations and untruths.

Look at the example of our current Democratic governor, Phil Bredesen, who has been the best governor Tennessee has ever had. He kept his campaign promise to not spend more money than was coming in. He fired corrupt officials left by the previous administration. He cleaned up TennCare, which was abused by unscrupulous people, almost bankrupting the state. Gov. Bredesen does not take a salary.

We need to replace him with a man who is equally experienced in business, who has integrity and will not cave in to special interest. We need a man who is committed to working within a budget instead of spending other people’s money as recklessly as is done by Congress.

Thus, we encourage voters to use their heads and vote for Republican Bill Haslam, a fine man, a solid man, not a politician who can be swayed by the wind of opportunity.

JOSEPH & BETTINA KING

Signal Mountain

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gm1220 said...

The Times is doing a great job supporting Robin again today with this garbage from the Scarbroughs! Robin still hasn't answered Chuck's audit request!

Vote anyone but Robin!

July 23, 2010 at 9:36 a.m.
jmr1019 said...

It's refreshing to be told that a man who has served as Mayor for 8 years is not a politician. And I question his business acumen if he thinks it's good business to spend $15 million dollars to buy this election. And even though you may think admitted illegal activities can just be overlooked, I would like to think Tennessee is way past electing a crook to it's highest elected office, visions of Ray Blanton come to mind. And while I also think Bredesen has done a decent job, I personally know of several state run departments that are being run extremely inefficiently. That being said, if by some outside chance Haslim is the GOP nominee, it will the first time in my life I will ever vote for the Democrat in an election, no one else has ever been able to influence me to that degree, so I guess he is good at something.

July 23, 2010 at 1:37 p.m.
MuddyCreek said...

GM1220

Right on! Endorsements are one thing, but the slant is so horribly obvious. Hey, I'm not a Chuck man, but apparently he is the only one with enough clout around here to smash the Media/Robin Love-fest and give the voters something to think about other than just a bunch of slobbering sentiments from those who have never seen her a her irate, self-serving worst. And, by the way, hold that apology until someone actually deserves it--still no audit? Hmm.

July 23, 2010 at 3:39 p.m.
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