Monday, July 13, 2009

Joke of the Day: Hargett Honors Ketron for Standing Up for Fair Elections

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 5:12 AM

click to enlarge Funny guy: Tre Hargett appearing nightly at Zanie's.
  • Funny guy: Tre Hargett appearing nightly at Zanie's.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett may behave like a Banana Republic tyrant, dispatching scary TBI agents to intimidate citizen activists who cross him and refusing to implement laws he doesn't like. But he's got a great sense of humor.

He has bestowed upon Republican Sen. Bill Ketron a State Medallion Award for helping him try to kill the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act in the last legislative session. Hargett says Ketron deserves praise for working to ensure the integrity of our elections. That's a good one! It's all doubly hilarious because Ketron's the main guy who also has been trying through various pieces of legislation to make it harder for old people, poor people and others (a.k.a. Democrats) to vote.

Slap your knees with us now as we read Hargett's statement about Ketron's honor:

"I am honored to present the NASS Medallion Award to Sen. Ketron for his work in pursuing the highest standards of integrity in the electoral process as well as his work to protect the fiscal stability of local governments."

Rutherford County Democrats don't get the joke, though. These guys need to lighten up.

It's no surprise Sec. Hargett would use one of five medallions he's allowed to give out every year as a tool in his continued campaign to obstruct existing election law. Sec. Hargett and Sen. Ketron are two peas in a Republican pod working together to make sure the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act does not apply to the 2010 elections. Voters of Rutherford County deserve and demand better.

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