I sit and wonder about possible bills and changes for next year and the possible outcomes.
What if the legislature passes a bill to stop the use of eminent domain for resale to private businesses? Will the Governor sign such a bill into law with his own history of eminent domain seizures lurking in the background? Will he use the football stadium as an excuse not to sign it? Will he have it killed before it ever gets to his desk? Will it get out of committee? Will he rally against such a bill?
What if one or all of these special committees set up to help ethics reform comes back with the suggestion that we prosecute all the people who have broken the current contribution election laws to date to the fullest extent of the law? Will Phil Bredesen support these suggestions since he was openly admitting to breaking the campaign laws in his own campaign when he ran for Governor?
Will he chastise himself? Will he be able to run again? Will he have someone change the law he broke or will he break the law again anyway? Will this idea go anywhere or will he kill it when it comes out?
Have the people chosen to serve on these committees already been told not to bring it up? What about his dealings with John Ford and giving more business to his Tenncare cronies will that be investigated ?