February 14, 2005

That's My Governor

It's hearing my governor say things like this that could almost make me vote for a Democrat. Almost. I still don't trust him, but I like him a whole lot at the moment.


I've loved your recent postings. I gave you a hattip for this Bresden story over on www.Primary2008(dot)com

Posted by: Frank Myers at February 14, 2005 12:35 PM

Yep, he's my governor too. I vote Republican but I sorta like this guy myself...he's MUCH better, I think, than Sundquist was. Sheesh. And Bredesen isn't taking a salary either, so I heard.

Posted by: Melissa at February 14, 2005 08:37 PM

He out conservatives Sundquist by a mile. If those two were my choice, I would vote for Bredesen. In fact, I sometimes wonder if a Republican could have made all the cuts in spending and gone up against the TennCare guys as effectively as Bredesen did.

However, when I look at all the foolish things he did to put Nashville in bind to get pro hockey and football teams, I don't think he's necessarily so great.

Posted by: Jordana at February 14, 2005 08:45 PM

Hey, c'mon now! You guys NEEDED a hockey team! Hockey and Nashville go together like... like... Peanut Butter and Szechuan Duck.

Mind you, there's no hockey now anyway, so I don't know if it matters.

Posted by: skinnydan at February 15, 2005 08:13 AM

I'm not opposed to either hockey or football, but I don't think a city should make a bad bargain and go into massive amounts of debt just to get one. Especially when they are going to up and decide to stop playing for an entire season.

Posted by: Jordana at February 15, 2005 08:21 AM

No real argument from me. I have a great fondness for hockey, but I am very much against public money for these kinds of things. According to my brother, who has looked into this a little as a possible book topic, none of the highly touted financial benefits really find their way back to the municipality.

You want a team? You need a stadium? Pay for it, rich boy. There's no reason to make taxpayers who may not care for the sport to pay for it.

Posted by: skinnydan at February 15, 2005 12:53 PM

I appreciate some of the comments, too, but not so much this one:

Note to crazy people everywhere--if you want to actually be heard, you might want to look into not being, you know, INSANE...

Posted by: I. B. Polar at February 19, 2005 12:59 PM

Heck, I vote Democrat and I would applaud that comment up and down, 24/7.

Democrats don't want to give laziness a free ride anymore than Republicans do. I don't think all Republicans are selfish or gun-toting warmongers. I see that as a stereotype. And I hope that my Repub pals don't see me as a noodle-like, pushover. Well, I KNOW they don't see me that way. Because I refused to be pushed over :)

Posted by: vela at February 19, 2005 10:49 PM