Viewpoints: Bredesen signs off

Monday, February 1, 2010 at 11:45pm

From Gov. Phil Bredesen's eighth and final State of the State speech [Feb. 1, 2010]:

This is likely my final time to address you as Governor. We still have a lot of work to do, and it’s far too early for farewell remarks.

I do want to say, however, a most sincere thank you for the way you have treated me and worked with me and my administration these past years. I have never had a job I enjoyed as much or gave me as much satisfaction as serving as Governor. It has been a humbling experience.

To those of you who have helped me, my sincere thanks. For those of you who have not, all is forgiven now! I know how much so many of you care for our state and its people, and it has been an honor to work with you on their behalf. Thank you and Godspeed.

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309 Comments on this post:

By: house_of_pain on 2/2/10 at 4:39

Dusty, I thought "Fat" was hilarious.

By: house_of_pain on 2/2/10 at 4:40

I wrote a parody of "Desperato" many years ago...I wonder if he would be interested.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/2/10 at 4:40

yes, but were there more chins than a Hong Kong phone book?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/2/10 at 4:40

i wrote a parody of Green Eggs & Ham. the X rated version.

i was drinking at the time - lol!

By: house_of_pain on 2/2/10 at 4:41

s/h/b "Desperado"...maybe I need meds.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/2/10 at 4:41

well, if you do at least share them, house!

By: house_of_pain on 2/2/10 at 4:44

I'm not stingy...gather 'round, people.

By: DustyU on 2/2/10 at 5:49

Dang! I guess I missed the party! :(
Goodnight John boy
Goodnight grandpa
Goodnight everybody :)

By: yogiman on 2/2/10 at 6:39

In speaking of selling wine in grocery stores; isn't that more government control that decides who can make money on that item? Also on the beer issue?

In our 'beloved' state, some counties allow stores to sell wine and beer while stores in the the cities within the county aren't. And in other counties that issue is reversed. Sell it in some cities and some not.

True officials taking care of them that put them there.