I don’t really understand how Haslam’s finances are tied up in Pilot at the moment and I don’t know under what conditions Meador can sue, but, man, nothing would make me happier at this point than to see a sign on the Centennial Boulevard Pilot that said “X cents of this gallon of gas goes to paying this tax, Y cents goes to paying that tax, Z cents goes to Jonathan Meador.” And then, maybe there would be a really comfy chair right out front of the gas station that Meador could come by and sit in whenever he wanted.
I don’t know.
I thought it was bad enough that Governor Haslam is still putting forth his “We had to arrest the protestors in order to protect the protestors” nonsense. I mean, my god, we have an economy that depends heavily on the tourism industry and Haslam’s acting like the homeless people in Nashville are so ferocious and powerful that the THP is powerless to protect people from them. Great. Just great. And when word of that starts to trickle out to vacationers, I’m sure it won’t hurt Nashville at all for people to take away from all this that we have a terrible problem with super-criminal homeless people.
What kind of governor would tell the world that the police can’t control crime in the state capitol?
But then, then there’s Bill Gibbons, who is still insisting that, after watching the video of Jonathan Meador’s arrest, he thinks the arrest was justified. Like a commenter at Pith said, it’s like a little kid getting caught doing something wrong and then trying to lie so big that he wins. Does Gibbons not understand that the video is widely available? Does he not know that we can all hear the police talking about charging Meador with resisting arrest, not with being drunk?
Is Gibbons a fool or does he think we are?