That sounded good. However it appears that the Haslam family has endorsed and supported with monetary contributions, one countywide and one district candidate. They have endorsed and contributed to Foster Arnett, Junior and Karen Carson, candidate for Knox County School Board - Fifth District. This action is in violation what the Haslam family said to Ms. Vines and was reported in the News Sentinel.
Why would the Haslam's support Arnett and Carson? Because they are supporting candidates that are supportive of and committed to Metro Government. A Metro Government would allow Mayor Bill Haslam to run for County Mayor in 2010.
It is unfortunate that the Haslam family would say one thing and do another.