Monday, August 28, 2006

It is the right thing to do.

In the end, she said it was for "medical reasons", but State Senator Kathryn Bowers' resignation from the General Assembly was the right thing to do. It is a sad ending to a career in public service that was outstanding, except for her apparent involvement in the Tennessee Waltz scandal.

What hurts even more about this scandal is to see the clout we have lost in Nashville with the Waltz-related departures of John Ford, Roscoe Dixon and Bowers, all heavyweights at the Capitol for Big Shelby. (Yes, I remember that Roscoe was working for AC at the time of the indictments). It's bad enough that the rest of the state detests Big Shelby for the fact that it is everything the rest of the state is NOT, now they can come at us on the Hill and we have little protection.

Yet, as I pointed out earlier, just because the government tossed out the bait, not one of them had to take it. Now, we are all the poorer, because they DID.

1 comment:

Freedonian said...

It had to happen. It's sad that it came to this, but it was the only way to go.