Don't like it now.
I often said I did not like it when Bredesen gave his top staff big pay raises as we were cutting jobs and services across the state. How could any administration, with a straight face, tell others that the time for everyone to tighten the belt is now and then go and give their top people pay increases? I thought it was hypocritical, bad policy and leadership.
To be fair, I must say I don't like it any better when a Republican governor does the same thing.