Sher: Governor, it looks like you're continuing to have problems within the Department of Safety with two top officials getting into trouble ...
Bredesen: Do you work for the Tennessean now? I didn't realize. I'm sorry.
Sher: Anyway, Bill Gibbons, candidate for governor, was saying it's time to restore levels of professionalism in the Highway Patrol. I'm curious what you have to say about the latest problems and what he has to say about them.
Bredesen: As you know, when I guess the magnitude of things became clear we changed the management out entirely. I have great confidence in the commissioner. I think he's a very straightforward guy who's really trying to do the right thing. I think they're going to be finding problems and digging them out one by one from time to time. I've had no indications of any sort that anybody's trying to cover things up or make thing go away. They're doing what they think they ought to do. ... They're finding most of the problems, as opposed to somebody on the outside finding them and making it available. I hope whoever frankly whoever the next governor is, whether it's Bill Gibbons or one of the others, that they will continue this process. I'm heartened by the fact that they are talking about concentrating on it.