Monday, May 09, 2011

The 107th

The 107th General Assembly is moving the conservative agenda further than it has ever been moved in Tennessee before:

Does that mean that this writer agrees with every decision that has been taken in the 107th General Assembly so far? Of course not-it is well known that he favors the passge of a bill allowing for the sale of wine in grocery stores and wants both Houses to move-and the Governor to sign-Knoxville Republican Senator Stacey Campfield's bill to allow for the election of appellate judges as our State Constitution requires. As to the former, a majority should not stand or fall on where I buy my Merlot, and as to the latter, the bill actually made it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this year. Under the previous government in both the House and Senate, if that legislation made it out of Judiciary it would be one of the signs of the approach of Armaggeddon.

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