Thursday, July 15, 2010

Haslam Feeling the Heat

Posted By on Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 8:09 AM

The Metro Pulse printed a long Q&A with Bill Haslam in which the Knoxville mayor says he feels like a frog in a pan as his Republican rivals turn up the heat in the governor's race:

"I don’t think anybody ever really gets used to seeing something written or said about them that they don’t like, I don’t care who you are. But there is a process, it’s the frog in the pan deal. What would have seemed unbearable heat at first, now you go, oh, it’s okay. I look back to things in the first race that bothered you or I stayed awake at night thinking about, and now I go, oh, okay, that’s part of the deal. But, you know—the heat keeps getting turned up."

Is he the right Republican to run this year?

"I guess we’ll see. I do hear most people you talk to saying, these are serious times and we want to have a serious approach to it, where we talk about it in terms of the best approach instead of just yell at each other. I hear that sentiment over and over and over again."

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