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.