Shades of Don Sundquist.
Where have we seen this morality play before?
- Popular governor wins second term against weak opponent.
- Waits until after election and then immediately proposes a major tax increase (back then it was the state income tax, which ironically, was finally buried during last week’s election with the passage of Amendment #3).
- Governor and legislative leaders call it “tax reform.”
- Citizens rise up and defeat the “reform.” Governor leaves office hated and reviled.
WKRN/Channel 2 in Nashville dropped this political bombshell earlier this evening: