Gov. Haslam’s office issued a terse statement that he will neither be at the airport to greet President Obama nor will he attend the photo-op in Madison. Curious, since the reason Obama is in town is to lobby Tennessee to buy into his god-awful Medicaid expansion program — the very program Haslam tried unsuccessfully to pass twice in the last few months.
But just last year, the governor could not wait to get his picture taken with Obama. RTP provides this convenient reminder.