Clint Brewer notes that it sure seems that way:
Normally, there might be some measure of tension over a Democratic governor turning over his office to a leading Republican with almost two years left in a term. That would set Ramsey up well to run for a full term in 2010.
Yet, insiders say that tensions may not exist given an increasingly relaxed working relationship between Bredesen and Ramsey. Bredesen has seen his fellow Democrats turn their back on his wishes for the party on both House leader and state party chair. Making Tennessee Democratic Party activists happy might not be at the top of Bredesen’s list of priorities if he believes the state is in good hands.