Wednesday, May 11, 2005


John Ford receives first of many fines

The Tennessean has the story of the vote in the Registry of Election Finance to punish Mr. Ford, who, as my friend BT noted, is more of a cartoon character than an actual elected official. Two questions:

1) Is it really a punishment if you fine Ford $10,000 for illegally using $15,000 in campaign funds? It seems like a pretty good deal for Ford. Of course, one has to wonder why he would need to use campaign funds for his daughter's wedding, given the huge contracts that are apparently surfacing for shepharding bills (many regarding TennCare) through the General Assembly.

2) Who are the three who didn't see this as a violation? Wow. Truly astonishing.

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