Haslam talks about Senate race, Gov. Lee, and UT in wide-ranging interview

Former Gov. Bill Haslam has tackled a wide variety of issues in one of his first extensive interviews since deciding against running for the U.S. Senate. In his sit-down with WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Haslam discusses how he came to that decision, as well as about his successor Bill Lee’s performance through the first six months of his time as governor, the ongoing saga surrounding the honoring of Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Randy Boyd’s job as interim president of the University of Tennessee.

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4 Responses to Haslam talks about Senate race, Gov. Lee, and UT in wide-ranging interview

  • Phil Lassiter says:

    Total waste of everyone’s time

  • benton temple says:

    Governor Haslam is probably the best leader in Tennessee in the last 30 years – since Lamar! was Governor. He could have taken as long as he wanted.

  • John says:

    Haslam did have a little more of a backbone than Lee. Casada wants to be a dictator. Every judge in Williamson County recused themselves in Casada’s bogus attempt to get out of alimony. There are a lot of spineless people in Tennessee government these days.

    I’d say McWherter was the best “leader.” He went against his own party to get Lamar in office early. He created the Sunshine laws that are defied by Lee and Casada. He governed for rural West Tennessee and Upper East Tennessee instead of just Williamson County. He didn’t cave to the Chamber of Commerce or North Carolina when he saved the Pigeon River and made our regulations apply to all business in a fair way. He was named the Nation’s Best Governor for multiple years. Whether you agree with his positions or not, he was a leader. And we don’t have that anymore.

  • Phil Lassiter says:

    John-you are correct. There are no Statesmen remaining in office in Tennessee today

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