(Disclaimer: I just know I’m going to get flamed for this post. But, the story was really bugging me. And, whatever. I’m moving out to the county and voting for myself in the city race as a write-in candidate anyway. Cause, you know, apparently no one really cares where you live and vote in Knox County. Certainly not our state leaders. Certainly not our election commission. But, wow, I digress. What follows is my latest nonsense. If you want, skip it and scroll down to my next post for some really cool salary suit information.)
And I thought Knoxville mayoral candidate Mark Padgett was stepping in it left and right.
You know, accepting some donations maybe he shouldn’t have. “Using” the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Somehow forgetting to pay his business license. (By the way, you paid that yet?)
But I finally got around to reading Georgiana Vines’ story about Marilyn Roddy.
Apparently, she’s mulling a shot at the state Senate seat Jamie Woodson is giving up.
She’s going to pray about it, too. Divine Intervention, I guess.
So, let me get this straight now. There’s a chance, that she’ll run for a new seat, after she’s campaigned for the mayoral one, and raised a bunch of money – a bunch of money - doing so. Now, she can't use that coin to run for a state race (the law won't allow it). But still, what do you say to your supporters?
If it's true, well, I don't know. It all sounds kind of self-serving to me.
Still, what do I know? I hang out on the county’s side of the Deathstar. And no one over there is self-serving. Nope.
So, I probably have no idea what I’m talking about.
In the meantime, if she does bail on the mayor's race, I just ask her not to use this one line. Please. Do not say: “I can better serve the people of Knoxville and Knox County as a state senator.”
Because it’s tired. Almost as tired as wishy-washy politicians.
And that's not you, right? You do believe you can win the mayor's spot. Right?
So, uh, prove me wrong and stick with the that one. And keep it exciting.
Because Padgett hasn’t stepped in it lately.
UPDATE: Roddy to make formal announcement on this mess at 3 p.m. today.