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Harold Ford, Sr. advised his brother John before his arrest in Tennessee Waltz to resign in an attempt to salvage his wealth and reputation:
“If you had taken my advice two weeks ago, this wouldn’t be happening,” Harold Ford told him. (There was no indication in the recording or in any testimony yet presented what that advice was.) Harold Ford said: “(Expletive deleted) the Senate, man. Get the (expletive) out of there and don’t put your friends on the spot.”HEAR ALSO: The tape
Jul 14, 2008 5:57 PM
Angelia believes that Senator Mike Williams will likely lose his position in the state legislature because the times have passed him by:
And Williams thought little about taking the money because he sucks at modern day politickin’. He doesn’t think strategically. (If he did, he would have never left the party. He would’ve overstayed his welcome making it a bit more difficult for the GOP to toss their full support behind Faulk.) He doesn’t have campaign communications. He’s not the greatest at building networks of support. He’s never had any interest in fund raising. Bottom line: Williams is an old-fashioned potluck supper politician, always has been and always will be. And in the end, no matter how nice Williams is, what he’s done, or how much we all claim to hate the big dogs, his inability to hang will likely get him porched.
Jul 14, 2008 5:12 PM
From a press release more muted in tone than usual:
“The Tennessee Women for McCain Coalition is about women coming together as one voice to let our next president, John McCain, know we care about our country and that we are focused on the issues that will make our country even greater,” said Mahoney. “It is more than getting John McCain elected as President, it is about women taking a stand and becoming leaders in the political process. My call to action to the women of Tennessee is, join us in the Tennessee Women for McCain Coalition, it is our time and it is up to us to come together and have our voices heard.”
Jul 14, 2008 5:09 PM
Christian Grantham reports that Tennesseans continue to use copious amounts of petrol despite rising prices:
It’s important to note that the monthly state tax revenue reports are for taxes collected the month prior to the report on money spent by the consumer the month before that. If I bought gas in April, businesses paid the state taxes in May, and they were reported to the public in June.
Jul 14, 2008 5:07 PM
Bill First blogs his trip to Mozambique:
I had the privilege today to spend time right outside of Chimoio, Mozambique yesterday, in Vanduzi Town. Africare is doing some amazing work in this village, namely a housing project called Project COPE. Africare, partnering with Habitat for Humanity and the government of Mozambique (who provided the land), had built 30 new homes for families in need, many of whom were suffering from HIV. The homes were made with 100% local supplies and modern materials, rather than the traditional homes in the area. They were painted in a handsome, ochre color, and they featured sloped roofs that reached almost to the ground in order to prevent the rains from damaging walls of the house over time.SEE ALSO: Peebles
Jul 14, 2008 5:05 PM
From Jaime Sarrio:
School board candidate Cordenus Eddings failed to file her campaign finance reports on time, according to the Davidson County Election Commission. Once Eddings is notified she is not in compliance, she will be fined $25 until she files her paperwork. Eddings, 41, is running against incumbent Ed Kindall for the District 7 seat. The deadline was last week.
Jul 14, 2008 4:13 PM
Jackson Baker discusses the impact of Sunday night's debate on the race to unseat Rep. Steve Cohen:
The actual impact on whatever portion of the electorate ended up watching the debate was probably a composite of all these points of view. And, while Cohen might have finished ahead in strict forensic terms, the equalizing effect of the joint appearance and the free-media aspect of the forum had to be a boost for both his rivals.
Jul 14, 2008 3:40 PM
From the word processor of Tom Humphrey:
NASHVILLE - The state Democratic Party has acknowledged obtaining an email that state Republican Chairman Robin Smith sent to Gov. Phil Bredesen through an open records request last month, then making copies available to others. But Democratic Chairman Gray Sasser says the move was a matter of curiosity, not an attempt to smear or embarrass his Republican counterpart, as Smith has said. In response to an inquiry from the News-Sentinel, Bredesen spokeswoman Lydia Lenker said that a review of records today shows that the Wade Munday, the state Democratic communications director, requested copies of any email to the governor from Smith on June 13. The administration provided the document on June 18, she said.SEE ALSO: Bill Hobbs wants more The letter The reaction The Youtube
Jul 14, 2008 3:05 PM
School Board member, Karen Y. Johnson, the controversial and singular black vote for Metro's student reassignment, defends her decision:
Simply stated, the new rezoning plan changes the percentage of black students at Pearl-Cohn from 88 percent to 91 percent, which is not resegregation. We have a school system in a city where blacks make up 25 percent of the population but 53 percent of the student population, showing we're already in a segregated system. And, it's time to stop looking at everything as a black-white issue because Nashville has become far more diverse.SEE ALSO: Johnson takes a swipe or two at Councilman Jerry Maynard. Sean Braisted opines Jeff Woods
Jul 14, 2008 2:48 PM