After about 200 years, Tennessee finally has a Republican state attorney general.
Democrat Robert Cooper lost his position in our state’s unique method of choosing an attorney general. Here we allow the state Supreme Court to vote and decide on who that person will be. This will be an issue on the November ballot, amendment 2, which moves it out of the hands of a Democrat leaning committee of lawyers to make the selections and gives more power to the governor.
The justices chose Haslam legal counsel Herbert Slatery as AG. He is a Republican.
It will be interesting to see how he tackles the issue of Obamacare. He may be a Republican, but he may be a RINO, too. Time will tell, but this is a step in the right direction – literally.