Yesterday the TBI confirmed that they have launched an investigation into Judge Richard Baumgartner. "IF"the TBI find something, I am not saying they will or they will not. But, should something cause Baumgartner to vacate the bench. Then Governor Bill Haslam will have his first judicial appointment. Unfortunately, knowing the state of lawyers, I would almost bet that a few vultures aka lawyers have already contacted Haslam. His ability to retire his campaign debt of $3.5 million has become easier. The checks are probably already being written. This is the sad and ugly side of politics. But it exists.