Saturday, May 12, 2012

Who Told Tammy What & Why?

Several weeks ago, I was told by a member of the reapportionment committee that they would draw me a great district to be elected as a Republican. -- Sen. Tammy Irons in today's TimesDaily.

If this is true, it would not only be unethical, but illegal. Did the TimesDaily try to follow up on this startling accusation? If anyone from the TD did, it was not memorialized in our daily rag. Let's see what we actually have here.

First, Sen. Irons states it was a member of the actual Senate panel/committee who propositioned her. Let's examine the committee very closely. It's composed of 11 members, so that narrows down the range of guilt. It's safe to assume it was a Republican who allegedly offered our state senator a bribe, so that limits it to nine state senators. Let's put it in black and white.

Did Gerald Dial offer Tammy Irons a bribe? Denied on 5/11/12

Did Cam Ward offer Tammy Irons a bribe?

Did Trip Pittman offer Tammy Irons a bribe?

Did Jimmy Holley offer Tammy Irons a bribe?

Did Clay Scofield offer Tammy Irons a bribe?

Did Bill Holtzclaw offer Tammy Irons a bribe?

Did Arthur Orr offer Tammy Irons a bribe?

Did Gerald Allen offer Tammy Irons a bribe?

Did Bryan Taylor offer Tammy Irons a bribe?

The TimesDaily article quoted Gerald Dial as stating, "If someone told her that, they drank too much or smoked too much." That leaves eight state senators who have been placed in an extremely shady light by Sen. Irons. These senators should be easily accessible using their senate e-mail addresses. We would hope each would offer a statement.

Perhaps one offered Sen. Irons this political plum in jest? While it's possible, we're told that would be tantamount to an airline passenger greeting an old friend named Jack with a casual, "Hi." In other words, it's just not done unless one wants to have a whole lot of 'splainin to do.

The reapportionment of both Senate and House districts is overseen by and must be approved by the U.S. Department of Justice. We have to wonder how they will respond to such an accusation.

To be continued...



  1. I agree you should get these accused senators to comment, but how about trying to get Ms. Irons to comment also? Surely she would like to back up what she said. Very interesting to see how this goes. My opinion is she might lose some votes over it but will still get elected again. I'm not in that district, so I can't say yea or nay.

  2. If someone offers her any bribe, doesn't she have to report it? Or is it only if it's money? I was thinking Rhea Fulmer had mentioned it was a law.