Well, Lois Deberry stepped down from her position on the ethics committee therefore leaving it up to lawyer/lobbyist/legislator Kim McMillan to hold down the fort alone as ethics chairman. (Sorry Rep. McMillan, you should step down to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest with your new job.)
I am sure someone will soon replace Lois Deberry, but don't expect Frank Buck to be named. His ideas are too good for the business as usual crowd.
I still believe Lois Deberry should step down from her leadership position in the House and in her party. If she can't see that stepping down from those positions is the right thing to do, then I call on all ethical democrats to ask her to step down.
This would be a good first step in showing Tennesseans that it isn't just Republicans, but Democrats who want real ethics change.
As the old saying goes, all it takes for evil to rule is for good people to do nothing. In the continuing wake of the Tennessee Waltz, silence speaks volumes.
A similar situation continues to be debated surrounding the topic of Islamic extremists. When Islamic extremists attack our country and others, many people believe the non-extremists should speak out loudly against the actions of the terrorists.
Not to compare apples to oranges, but in a similar sense, when are the democrats going to speak out against corruption and ethics abuse? At least at the heart of the Islam debate is the fact that there are religious elements involved. What's the excuse for the democratic party in Tennessee?