Gibbons to Safety
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons is our new Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner:
It was Bill Gibbons, after all, who first attempted to make Bill Haslam's income from Pilot Corporation a public issue, and it was Gibbons who said in a public forum to Haslam "just tell us your income from Pilot Oil right now." Most observers believe that Congressman Zach Wamp was Bill Haslam's biggest conservative foe in the campaign in terms of making his ties to Pilot a kind of political straw man, but it was Gibbons who first tried to raise questions about whether Bill Haslam's interest in his family business was a conflict of interest in a political sense.
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