Apparently some Republican members of the Tennessee House of Representatives needed new secretaries
It should be pointed out that those Representatives who are asking for their own personal secretaries are all fine members who care about their districts and their constituents in a very personal way-and I can say that from knowing four of the five who have asked for the secretaries. For the eternity that the Democrats were in total control of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Democratic Representatives were allowed their own individual secretaries, while Republicans had to share secretaries-and yes, it did lead to work overload for many Republican secretaries. Doubtless, there is a feeling that it is time to even the playing field a bit and allow those Republican members who want them-and their constituents-the same dignity and privilege that Democrats and their constituents have always received.
Labels: Economy, Republican Party, Tennessee politics