The Curry Todd Case
Standards of conduct that apply to one should apply to all
Whatever that decision might be, it should be remembered that we ought not to hold a double standard. Many of us demanded former Rep. Rob Briley's (D-Nashville) removal from his Chairmanship and position of influence when he was caught driving drunk, complete with Maker's Mark bottle in his car. Yes, there are differences in the two cases-Representative Todd did not resist arrest or kick the windows out of a Sheriff's vehicle, and thus far he has not blamed bloggers or public access to the Legislature thus far for his personal fall, as Briley did. However, we cannot make excuses for the one while nailing the other to the wall.
Labels: Conservatism, Local politics, Political correctness, Tennessee politics