Monday, February 28, 2011

Good Reason To Be Mum?

Why isn't Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam saying much about the "union bills" under consideration by the Tennessee General Assembly? There may be a good reason:

The real issue that no one is talking about is why Governor Bill Haslam isn't saying much. Many would say that it is because he doesn't want to offend anyone and therefore is hesitant to take a side. While there may be some truth to that sentiment, a more likely reason for Haslam's relative silence on the Legislature's union-busting bills is that no matter what opinion he holds, it really doesn't matter much. The Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly have the votes to pass what they want to, and Haslam can either sign it or his veto will likely be over-ridden, since it only takes a simple majority to override the Governor's veto in Tennessee.

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