Governor Baby’s Version of Reality is More Beautiful than Ours

Jonathan Meador has the story of his arrest in this week’s Scene. I think he does a really good job of expressing the terror and confusion that people who aren’t used to being thought of as problems by the police feel when all of a sudden they are. If you are used to being seen as a problem, his confusion and fright might seem a little quaint. Still, good story.

I think Jeff Woods has the best quote of the whole thing, though.

“Our purpose is to provide a safe environment,” Haslam said Tuesday after speaking to higher education officials in Franklin. “If we can come up with rules to make that happen, then that’s what we’re for. Our goal is not to remove people from the plaza. Never has been, never will be. Period. Our goal is to provide a safe environment. That’s not just our goal. That’s our legal responsibility.”

If it didn’t actually hurt people, it would be hilarious how often Governor Baby’s hands are simply tied in ways that means he has to dick over the very people he should be protecting. His goal wasn’t to remove people from the plaza. All those protestors just fell into the handcuffs the THP were holding out to demonstrate how they worked. It was all just a horrible misunderstanding. Just like he didn’t want to have to strip Nashville of home rule in order to dick over gay people, but gay people live here. He’s powerless.


One thought on “Governor Baby’s Version of Reality is More Beautiful than Ours

  1. The threadbare silver lining of this is that your governor still perceives a political environment where he must coat his assholery with a patina of bullshit benevolence.

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