Wednesday, August 01, 2012

August 1, 2012 Don Miller Has The Courage to Stand Up to Unions, Special Interests, and even Linda Noe

The above is a 17-second clip from State Representative Don Miller's opening statement at a public debate at Walters State on June 18, 2012.

I was not at the debate but was told by others who were there that my name made it into Miller's  opening comments as he bragged about his "courage" to do his "duty" and his "courage" in standing up to Linda Noe.

Well, the only thing that I ever asked Don to do was to let the people of Morristown vote on Don's bill to change the Morristown Utilities Commission (MUC) appointment process from the appointment process that the people had already voted for as part of the 2001 MUC referendum election to what Don had decided in 2012 would be best.

If Don thinks that refusing my request and those of many others to let the people vote on his MUC bill somehow shows  "courage," that's funny and pathetic at the same time.

Don didn't stand up against me. He stood up against the people of Morristown. He made a mockery of the 2001 referendum.

Turning your back on the people and overturning an appointment process that was put in front of the people and overwhelmingly approved BY THE VOTERS in an election as part of a series of MUC reforms is not my definition of "courage."

Turning your back on the people and refusing to let the people vote is cowardly and shows complete and utter contempt for the people.


Eric Holcombe said...

What about the special interests on the MUC?

Linda said...

Despite all his talk of "courage," Don didn't have the courage and basic integrity to stand up and allow the people to vote on his proposed change to the 2001 voter-approved MUC appointment process.

He cowered to the money, power, and special interests at MUC and the City Council and chose to throw the people under the bus.

Eric Holcombe said...

Exactly. How in the world can you claim to "stand up against special interests", when anybody paying attention can see the joke that MUC has made of this selection process to get George reappointed?

And then to assist these folks in circumventing a referendum - just for the sake of one person's re-appointment to make one committee of five people happy?

I don't know George or what kind of job he does, but this whole process has been VERY revealing about those 6 people.