Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Blogging Treasurer

An anonymous commenter floated this rumor about the appointment process for State Treasurer as it relates to Vance Cheek, Jr. :

I heard that Vance was hit hard before he ever went in because of his blogging, this has been a contention with Stacey for some time.

Vance informs The World that his blogging was never mentioned before or after the hearing and interview process. I suspected that it may not be, since Vance's blogging was always infrequent and was pretty much a party-line blog, and from a Tennessee political point of view, it was rather innocuous.

Perhaps the most important news on the Treasurer's race is that Vance Cheek's bid appears to be gaining support. Ira Brody has been criss-crossing the State trying to drum up support, and we've heard from a pretty reliable source that Brody was in East Tennessee some days ago and ran up against "a brick wall." Brody tried to get commitments from several East Tennessee Representatives who refused to commit, and a few even let it be known that they were supporting Cheek. Rumor has it that Brody couldn't get Kent Williams to commit, of all people.

Perhaps Ira Brody will not have as easy a road as what he has been led to believe.



At Tuesday, December 23, 2008 4:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever....aren't you the man whose "sources" also predicted the win of Frank Niceley for Speaker Pro Tempore?

Vance Cheek is nothing more than a closet Democrat who supports big government solutions to common problems.

Better check your "sources" again.

At Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:13:00 PM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

Vance is a closet Democrat, and I suppose Steve McDaniel is Republican of the Year...

Merry Christmas

At Thursday, December 25, 2008 2:44:00 PM, Anonymous Amanda Seitz said...

If Brody loses to Vance, it will be a loss for the whole of Tennessee. It would be nice to see a young, talented, true conservative in office. I for one, will be pledging my support.

At Friday, December 26, 2008 4:55:00 PM, Blogger Belle said...

Dear Amanda and anonymous,

While I appreciate your comments, you obviously have not met my husband. Vance has been a loyal conservative since he had the "Nixon/Agnew" bumper sticker on his pedal car. (I've seen pictures.) Please feel free to contact Vance at 423-202-0244 if you would like to discuss your misinformed opinions with him.

While I am obviously biased, I hear day and night Vance talk about the progressive and exciting changes he will bring to the state of Tennessee. The Treasury Department needs to implement Vance's free market, conservative, economic principles.

After you get to know Vance as well as David does, I am confident you're opinions will change.


Jody Cheek

At Sunday, December 28, 2008 2:35:00 AM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

If Ira Brody is the standard of conservative purity Amanda, then our standards have truly gone way down...

At Friday, January 09, 2009 4:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Vance's family feel the need to respond to every article in which Vance's name is mentioned? Last time I checked, no one cares about their opinions. Vance's wife isnt the one running for office and should devote her time to something more productive than responding to blogs like this. This is the problem people have with Vance's blogging history. I think the good people of Tennessee deserve a candidate who will perform the functions of his/her office and not waste the taxpayers money blogging under some alias. Leave the blogging and political commentary to the reporters and bloggers. Or as the Rock so eloquently said, "know your role and shut your mouth."

Concerned Citizen


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