Democrats and the democratic processThe ethics reform bill made it through the House Ways, Means, and Finance Committee yesterday, but did so significantly watered-down from its original form thanks in large part to, what else, the influence of lobbyists. It really makes one wonder just what it is we sent these people there to do. They have no intention of changing their corrupt and contemptable behavior, and never had any such intention. The only goal of a majority of the legislators present at the special session is to make us think their behavior has changed.
Meanwhile, officials inside the Governor's office have clearly launched a vendetta against State Rep. Judd Matheny of Tullahoma, with the now-former assistant Lottery Commissioner Butch Lewis using a bogus e-mail to threaten Matheny, and Deputy Governor Dave Cooley admitting he once made comments that threatened Rep. Matheny.
Matheny defeated Butch Lewis in the 2004 General Election.
Democrats just love democracy, don't they?