Barnes may be getting a LOT of Democratic Party support now, after this:
The meeting - of the admonitory sort that politicians refer to
irreverently as a "come-to-Jesus" affair -- took place at the request of
Democratic caucus chairman Joe Haynes of Goodlettsville during the last week of
the 2008 legislative session. It was a day after Kurita had voted with Senate
Republicans to defeat a key Democratic-backed bill to amend eligibility
requirements for lottery-funded Hope scholarships. She was taken to task by
several caucus members for that vote and for other breaks with the party
majority but vigorously defended her right to cast her votes as she saw
She was then asked if she would at least pledge to support the
caucus' candidate for Senate Speaker at the beginning of the next legislative
session, in January 2009. She declined to make such a commitment.
Kyle cannot afford to support her now, nor can we, folks. Sorry, Rosalind, as the old saying goes, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. OK, at least you're not trying to fool us any more; we know where you stand, so part company we must.