Our readers write
Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:00 pm
sold county out
To The Editor:
Thanks for standing up for Obion County during the Goodyear plant closure and the nearly 1,000 direct jobs lost in Obion County. While Goodyear announced its closure, state Rep. Bill Sanderson was in China. Sanderson’s quote, “There is something to say for this (Chinese) economy and this government. Things run very smooth and efficient.” Obion County thanks you for your efforts in supporting the Chinese economy while we lose our jobs to China.
Thanks for standing up for Obion County when Republicans in the Legislature divided our community into two State House Districts for the first time in anyone’s memory. It is appropriate for citizens to know exactly whom we have to thank for that — robbing our community of influence in Nashville. Last year, when the voters in District 77 elected Bill Sanderson to represent us, little did we know that a year later, we would be sold down the river in the redistricting process just passed. Rep. Bill Sanderson either sold us out and promoted the Republicans’ plan or was too weak to fight. Although I still live in and love Obion County, unfortunately, I have been cut out of it.
Thanks to Rep. Sanderson and Obion County Republicans for doing nothing and calling that leadership. We should not just remember, but also never forget.
Robert M. Vanderford
Published in The Messenger 1.25.12