Mike McWherter's campaign manager, Kim Sasser Hayden, fires back at the Washington Post
's Chris Cillizza
and takes the opportunity to slime Bill Haslam as a tax-happy baron of Big Oil:
“I guess some in Washington think the Tennessee election is over, how typical. Not a soul in our state has voted and they are already calling it? I guess we should just go ahead and crown Bill Haslam. Why bother asking Tennesseans if they want a Big Oil executive running the show or a big city mayor who talks about being conservative while strapping Knoxville residents with higher taxes. Do Tennesseans really want a governor who won't help small businesses but is fine taking government money to help his own multibillion-dollar company?
"Washington may have voted for Bill Haslam, but Tennessee voters have not. We just humbly differ with Mr. Cillizza and say let the Republicans have their primary, their voters would like to have a say. And by the way, the rest of us, we’d like to go through an election on our own without a lot of help from the Washington Post.”