Monday, June 21, 2010

The Behind The Scenes Talk of The Appointment of Law Director

Here Knox County Republican Party Chairman Ray Jenkins confers with Commissioners Robert Lawrence Smith and David Wright after they were the only two Commissioners to vote for David Buuck over newly appointed Law Director Joe Jarrett. Several Commissioners informed Brian's Blog that a lot of pressure was allegedly being applied by Jenkins, Weekly Community Newspaper Publisher Steve Hunley and Black Wednesday Commissioner Jack Huddleston to support Knoxville Attorney David Buuck. A source close to the appointment process indicated that Hunley had boasted over the weekend that Buuck had lined up two thirds of the votes needed for appointment. This pressure is believed to have been the spark that caused Commissioner Greg "Lumpy" Lambert to discuss during the deliberations that political machinery was at work and that the machinery was nothing more than "minnows that think they are whales"

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