I just thought I would let you all know that you are helping to force accountability with regard to Senator Ford's actions--as well as making it difficult for anyone to continue to ignore Ford's "business as usual."
I was surfing other blogs late last night before I went to see Star Wars. I visited Bill Hobbs and GOP bloggers where I read a post by Paul Lewis. From there I linked to a story by News Channel 5 on Senator Ford and the money he is receiving from the state.
I took a copy of the story today, and got together with one of the House Committee Chairmen. I talked to him about stopping the flow of money if it is still going on. Once money starts to flow, it is quite difficult to turn it off-especially in government.
Governor Bredesen has made mention of perhaps issuing a veto regarding the money flowing to Senator Ford, but I believe the committee that has oversight of the funds should be called to the carpet as well, and asked to explain why this has been allowed to go on for years.
The Chairman indicated that he would be willing to work on it. If we can at least stop the money now, that would be a good first step.
Other representatives and people seeking higher office read and took notice of a post by Rob Huddleston. Some requested copies-you might guess who and which post.
To Tennessee's newest blogging Senator Roy Herron: Welcome! I hope you enjoy the communication opportunities and find it as informative as I have.