Friday, March 05, 2010

Tim vs. Tim In Knox County

Tennessee State Senator Tim Burchett and former Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchinson square off:

Those who have been reading my work for years before I joined The Examiner will recall that I covered the Knox County Commission meeting where the "moonshine appointments" were made. I said then (with vigor) and will say now that the entire process stunk to the highest reaches of heaven and shook my faith, as a former Knox Countian, in county government in Knoxville. However, Tim Burchett does have to remember that Tim Hutchison was and remains one of the most successful and popular Sheriffs in Knox County history, and that the man who was Hutchison's hand-picked man to succeed him was subsequently elected Sheriff in his own right over a formidable opponent (former Knoxville Mayor Randy Tyree)-and J.J. Jones is very much proving that he is his own man, not merely a clone of his highly-publicized predecessor, as many believed he would be at the time.

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