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This is not good news: Tennessee's unemployment rate for January jumped by an entire point over the previous month, coming in at a majestic 8.6 percent. To put it in perspective, the state hasn't seen an 8-plus rate since 1986.
So, Governor Bredesen, do you still want to reject that stimulus money for unemployment
? Or would you mind getting a little creative here and see what you can do for Tennesseans down on their luck? It won't get you interviewed on Fox News. But when your grandchildren are in college 20 years from now, at least they won't have to study about what a dick you were back in 2009.