Grand Divisions

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

And your point is?

The Tennessean has a piece on Sen. Bill Ketron's (R-Murfreesboro) failure to "mention" that his wife works for AT&T Mobility. The inflammatory title reads "Senator discloses AT&T link after vote," referring to the recent cable compromise bill that the Legislature passed. That title comes as a surprise given that the paper admits "he had noted [the relationship] on his ethics disclosures this year." Um, I guess he disclosed it before and after the vote.

I think the point they're trying to make is that Sen. Ketron should have brought it up during debate on the bill.

Facts are missing in the story. What is his wife's role at AT&T Mobility? And to what degree does the mobile division coordinate with the cable division? That might have helped build the case that there is a conflict of interest.

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