Via the Tennessee Journal...
“This is like Kentucky playing Slippery Rock. I have
to win.” — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, son of a dairy
farmer, on the UT Agriculture Day on the Hill milking
contest Tuesday that pitted him against House Speaker
Beth Harwell. Ramsey described the matchup as
“the boot-wearing, tobacco-chewing” pickup driver
against “the Belle Meade belle.”
■ But Harwell won, collecting twice as much milk
during the 60-second event as Ramsey.
■ Few saw it happen, but video captured a mysterious
hand pouring something into Harwell’s bucket halfway
through the contest. Later in the day Rep. Charles
Sargent (R-Franklin) received a letter, purportedly
from TBI director Mark Gwyn, formally notifying him
that the agency had “opened a file on this matter” and
warning that “a proven allegation of fraud could result
in your removal from office” under TCA 8-17-106.
■ “I’ve never seen cold milk come out of a goat before.
That’s all I’ll say.” — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.