by Sharon Rondeau

(Aug. 8, 2014) — On Wednesday, Mr. Eugene Whiting reported in an interview and a letter that he was stared at rudely, asked to identify himself, and told he “may have to leave” a Meet & Greet event at which Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was speaking in Athens that morning prior to the August 7 primary election.

Mr. Whiting, who is nearly an octogenarian, arrived early and sat quietly in the presence of a hearing- and visually-impaired man for about 15 minutes when the governor’s security guards, who are confirmed members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), told him to move, show identification, and then blocked his path of vision to the governor as he shook hands with other constituents and apparent Republican Party bosses.

On Thursday, The Post & Email contacted the public affairs office of the THP and spoke with Sgt. Bill Miller, who asked us to summarize our report in writing, which we did.  Miller then passed the complaint to Communications Director Jennifer Donnals.

Donnals responded to our detailed report of Mr. Whiting’s treatment by the close of business on Thursday, although she did not address the allegations of attempted intimidation, discriminatory treatment, and blocked access to the governor when others were permitted access.

We then asked her several more questions, which were:

But why was he asked to “identify himself” when no one else was asked to do the same?

Do you think that Mr. Whiting is due an apology for the troopers’ behavior?

Do they deny trying to intimidate him?

On Friday morning, Donnals sent the following response:

The troopers acted professionally and courteously while performing their duties to protect the Governor.
Jennifer C. Donnals
Communications Director
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
615-251-5143 (desk)
Department’s Mission: To serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.
Department’s Vision: To be a national leader in best practices that enhance public safety and customer service.


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  1. Public trustees aren’t embarrassed about getting their pay checks-just don’t get in their way! This entire drama was designed to keep Whiting away from Haslam and asking questions that weren’t on the agenda-they don’t want to admit Obama’s identity fraud and “dual citizenship” causing him to be “ILLEGAL FOR POTUS” in Art. 2 signed and falsified by Pelosi and Biden on the DNC Vetting Papers in 2008.
    We know have another alias for Bari Malik Shabazz-“Barry Allen Owens” aka Bari Shabazz aka Barry Soetoro aka Barrack Obama aka Barrack Hussein Obama aka Barrack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soebarka aka Barrack Hussein Obama III