"I think Kent is in charge. He's been in the legislature two years. He's leaning on (former House Speaker) Jimmy Naifeh and probably on (House Chief of Staff) Burney Durham for advice. Isn't that what you want him to do?"
AG Bob Cooper opposes legislation letting natural gas companies raise rates with less regulatory oversight. ... Tax collectors object to a bill allowing consumers to bring wine into Tennessee. ... Columnists give their views on apologizing for slavery ... saggy pants ... and both. ... Tom Humphrey labels the Senate a crime-prone population but sees hope for a better day.
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Knoxville's Harry Tindell wants to allow handguns onto our city playgrounds. Cookeville's Henry Fincher thinks it's a great idea for hillbillies to ride around in their pickup trucks with loaded rifles and shotguns. Five Senate Democrats voted for the anti-abortion SJR127, the Christian Right's No. 1 priority. The party's House leader, Gary Odom, is against closing the outrageously unfair tax loophole for wealthy real-estate developers, including an out-of-state titty bar owner. Two party leaders, Lois DeBerry and Thelma Harper, are courageous sponsors of the Kill Old People Cheap Act to limit nursing home payouts for abusing grandma.
There also are Democrats hiring out as lobbyists for some of the most contemptible bills before the legislature. Case in point: Tom Lee. That's right, Mr. Progressive. A one-time adviser to Harold Ford Jr. and Karl Dean, he also works for Pith's favorite lobbying/law firm, Waller Lansden, which represents corporate polluters and tax dodgers. Lately, he's pushing a wonderful bill that would turn many of our streams into open sewers.
"To tie someone's hand when they're in the legislature when they're running for another office doesn't seem fair. The governor himself can raise money, if you're a sitting congressman you can raise money, why shouldn't someone in the legislature, if they're running for an office also be able to raise money. So that's something we need to look at seriously."It looks like the Republican candidates for governor were campaigning over the weekend in Clarksville, Nashville, possibly Lebanon and maybe Franklin. Pith can't keep track. The highlights:
"I know I'm going to have some challenges. I've had a couple of problems with my own party, but we're getting those ironed out. We just have a small minority, I think, here in Carter County that would rather see someone out of Nashville tell us what to do in Carter County than to have our own down there. But like I said, that's a small minority, and I think in 2010 in November we'll show what a small minority that is."
Look at Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey cozying up to Williams in that picture. They look like best buddies, don't they? But what about all that lying Williams did? Pith thought he was the devil. Guess Ramsey has concluded he might need a few Carter County votes in next year's gubernatorial primary.
"The speaker of the House and the speaker of the Senate have to work together -- period," Ramsey said.
House GOP leader Jason Mumpower was scheduled to attend the event but didn't show up, the Kingsport Times News' Hank Hayes reports. We're guessing his ass is still chapped.
"I think what Bill encountered was, because of past contributions or other issues, an active effort to make fundraising difficult," Forrester said. "He did encounter people that said, 'I need to kind of lay low for a while,' and that kind of resistance made it difficult."
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