Feb 4 2016
08:07 am

House Speaker Beth Harwell (R) says her inability to effectively cover up Majority Whip Jeremy Durham's sexual escapades and harassment charges shouldn't hurt her chances at being our next governor. Durham, meanwhile, has taken a leave of absence to pray and seek rehab, following old Tom Delay's tried and true formula of being re-baptized to emerge from the waters of the state of Tennessee reborn and clean. The problem with that is that the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation seems to have shut down its water quality enforcement division, letting polluters have free run at destroying the health of our drinking water sources. Durham may want to be baptized in bottled water this time around. Harwell, having failed at sweeping this under the carpet, is now calling for Durham's resignation and sending a strong message to the other GOP members of her house, "If you get caught it had better not make the newspapers!"

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