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Gov. Bill Haslam cares more about the state's credit rating than his corrupt courts, judges, court reporters, clerks, sheriffs, highway patrolmen, and district attorneys general

September 27, 2011

The following letter is in regard to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, whose priorities mention nothing about expunging the corruption in his state.

Hi Sharon,

Sorry to bother you, but I wanted to let you know about the conversation I had with Governor Haslim’s office.

It is obvious that Governor Haslim’s Office is receiving a lot of phone calls about the judicial abuse of LCDR Fitzpatrick.  The person that answered the phone said that there is “nothing that the Governor can do”.  That, of course, did not sit well with me.  I told the woman that there is definitely something that Governor Haslim can do.  He can come out against the abuse and can contact the proper department to make sure that the situation is taken care of.

It is important that the people know that the politicians have a direct line to the justices.  Unless one has been in a political family, as I was raised in, they will not be aware of this fact.

Please make sure that your readers demand that the governor, or any other politician that they may contact, knows that we will not accept the “it is not my job” excuse.  If the governor of a state contacts a county employee things will get done.

As I told both women that I spoke to, “it is a disgrace” to jail someone that put their life on the line for this country simply because he questioned the legitimacy of the current White House resident.  I also made sure to let them know that it is an embarrassment to me as a resident of Tennessee.

I demanded that they contact my husband by phone and let us know exactly what they will be doing about this situation.


Editor’s Note:  Haslam’s contact information is:

1st Floor, State Capitol

Nashville,  TN   37243

Primary (615) 741-2001
Members of the Tennessee Legislature can be contacted here.  Walter Fitzpatrick’s state representative is here.
Update, September 27, 2011:  The Post & Email has left messages with Nathan Buttrey of the governor’s office; the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Beth Harwell, and Rep. Jimmy Matlock, who represents Walt’s district in Monroe County.  We will be publishing a story about who, if any, of these elected officials returns our call.
We have also contacted Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey‘s office and spoke in person with his assistant, who suggested that we contact State Sen. Mae Beavers and members of the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee.