Haslam Isn't Stupid
Bill Haslam may be many things, but stupid is not one of them
Perhaps Bill Haslam, in the secret recesses of his political being, does favor a State income tax. Saying that Haslam intends to introduce one has the appearance of being disingenuous because Zach Wamp-or any other candidate who makes that statement-may as well say that Haslam isn't very intelligent (which he is). Bill Haslam is in no way so stupid as to inaugurate his own political Waterloo by introducing a tax Tennesseans universally oppose so that it may fail again and his name will be universally despised in the annals of Tennessee history. Bill Haslam wants to be viewed in a positive popular manner, and he knows that his father's previous political activities in favor of an income tax cause even Tennesseans who support him to cast a weary second eye in his direction on the subject.
Labels: Conservatism, Duh, Elections, Political correctness, Republican Party, Tennessee politics