This morning, the Knox News Sentinel had this story about Roane County Legislator Julia Hurley and a youtube video of a companion of Ms. Hurley's holding a dog out of the window of her car as she video tapes the dog while she drives. It was Michael Jacksonesque (remember when he held one of his children over a balcony) With the difference being that had Hurleys campaign lost grip on the dog it would have been a severe accident, based on the speed of the vehicle.
Hurley was not available for comment, at the publishing of this mornings story. However, later today. Rep. Hurley defended her and her companions action, here
In addition to the lack of care for the animal, how about the distracted driving of operating a cell phone video camera while driving a car? How about the lack of proper animal restraint, which sources indicate that Hurley voted for in the last legislative session.
Hurley will immediateely say this is a personal matter, not a matter of her legislative experience. However, many of her constituents point out this is an indication of Hurley's lack of character which also reflects on her ability to be a legislator.
Here is the latest antic,