John Rodgers adds more to the Thelma Harper saga this morning:
“You can have a museum and all of those other things, and I can sponsor it, but we don’t need someone from Shelbyville sponsoring the bill that’s here,” she added. “It’s proper protocol … when they come into my business district, I should be allowed to represent my businesses. That’s what I’ve done all along.”
Tracy said lobbyists from Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, of which Brown-Forman is a client, asked Harper to co-sponsor the bill with Tracy. But Harper said she did not want to play “second fiddle.”
If, as one commenter thought, there is audio of Ms. Harper throwing a "hissy fit," Jesse Tucker (her primary opponent) should be looking for a copy of it.