Wow. Such a non-issue to kick off early voting today.
Do any of reporters, editors, or publishers have any undisclosed accounts at any banks or financial institutions which received TARP funds? Did they even think to check before opening new or keeping existing accounts? Did they benefit by the economy not melting down? Did they benefit by the increase in FDIC-insured funds? How silly.
Next, we'll read about two candidates who are "businessmen" only one of whom will be governor.
We can be sure McWherter won't need a venetian-blind trust.
Being unsure is one sure way to dry up your fundraising.
If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will either.
See you at Governor Bill Haslam's Inaugural Ball.
Don't forget to put your votes in the bank during Early Voting for Haslam, starting Oct. 13, 2010.
If McWherter hasn't ponied up to fund himself to the finish line, why would anyone else?
On the other hand, McWherter may have learned from his ENRON investment not to bet on a loser.
McWherter divested himself of his BUD stock? No, it was involuntary - a foreign company forced all stockeholders to take $70 a share.
McWherter divested himself of his ENRON stock? No, he just had to settle for $0 to write off his foolish investment in a giant accounting fraud scandal that garnered him a ZERO return on investment and ZERO return of capital.
Smart Democrats won't vote for someone like McWherter who has no real state or local government leadership experience.
The Republican Primary is over. We got us a winner. Stop whining and start winning in November. Tea time is over; team time is game on.
Mike McWherter - Clueless on Tennessee Budget
Mini-McWherter just can't seem to get it right.
He's got eight years to go get him some state or local government experience and come back and try again like Governor Bredesen did.
Zach, When it comes to outright falsely claiming the fictitious rights of a 14th-Amendment Trumped 10th-Amendment and generally passing the Jonesborough Liars Contest, you will never be able to succeed Ron Ramsey.
Is this Senator Ron Ramsey who voted for a state income tax?
DEMOCRAT Roy Herron, former Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman says at
http://politics.nashvillepost.com/2010/03/17/roy-herron-hates-him-some-state-income-tax/ that he voted against a state income tax on June 30, 2002.
In 2002, Herron voted against an income tax. Herron voted against a measure to raise the sales tax by a penny to 7 cents, hold a constitutional convention referendum on taxes, and, as of Jan. 1, 2003, depending on the outcome of the referendum, impose either a 7.5 percent sales tax or a 3.75 percent income tax. [Associated Press 6/30/02]
On that same bill, Ron Ramsey was the 17th vote to impose a state income tax.[Senate Journal for 2002, page 3688]
If you don't believe Senator Herron that it was an income tax vote, you can read a bit further on page 3704 of the 2002 Senate Journal where Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris inserted a statement into the permanent legislative archive record on the same vote that the people must have the right to vote "before an income tax is imposed in the fashion before us."
This was at least the second time Senator Ramsey voted FOR a state income tax, having voted FOR a state income tax a year earlier.
At that time, Senator Ron Ramsey is quoted in the July 10, 2001 issue of the Kingsport Time News: "In my opinion, I have moved greatly from saying we don't need an income tax to maybe it would be the best taxing system for Tennessee."
Somebody's pants are on fire. And it ain't Governor Haslam's.
Former Con Wamp to be must not need a job after the election, making a powerful enemy out of Governor Haslam. Con Wamp's probably counting on that federal perk pork pension that will increase the national debt even more. Perhaps Con Wamp should have invested in a 401(k)instead of squandering his pay while tripling the national debt by voting for earmarks but not voting for the taxes to fund them.
Do we need to remind King of Con Wamp now in his 16th year in office about his pledge in 1994 not to serve more than 12 years? Or do we need to remind King of Con Wamp who's taking PAC money about his pledge not to take PAC money and who used to talk of the corruptive influence of PAC money?
The Dustbin of history for thee, Con Wamp.
The Dustbin of history for thee.
Get thee on thy knees.
When thou lookest up, thou shalt see Governor Haslam hath no use for thee.