Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Wilder Days Are Gone in Tennessee Senate

The Oracle was pessimistic about the prospects of Tennessee senate Republicans holding the line and displacing the inept John Wilder as Lt. Governor. However, they did so, after having been helped along by a brave Democrat, Rosalind Kurita. Unlike other Democrats who voted for a politician almost universally regarded as inept, she was willing to set aside ideology and party loyalty to do the right thing for the state.

A.C. Kleinheider, who sometimes dispenses with considering what people say or do because he claims to know what they think, impugns the motives of Kurita, saying that she chose to give herself visibility across the state by this move, though he offers no evidence. The Oracle, who leaves knowledge of people's thoughts to God and Bob Woodward, only knows that she saved the state from potential catastrophe and embarrassment. For that, he is grateful, as should be citizens all across the state.

The Oracle may not agree with Kurita politically and may never vote for her. However, she has forever earned his respect.


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