Liar Liar Pants on Fire!

Case to Break the Bank$

I had a neighbor hand over what he calls the 1st mailer from one of our State House candidates looking to replace James Mills.  My neighbor gets these things because he is still holding onto the two party system (a story for another time) and I guess he is asked for money often.  When I was offended for not receiving the letter, I found that I could read it on his web site.  The content of the letter is what I find to be humorous.

Bobby Banks is sorry.  I mean, Bobby would like for you to know that he is sorry.  He opens his letter asking for support by saying that he is sorry that he did not work “hard enough” in his last race (County Commission verses Craig Lutz and Kimbo Senter) to “stop the current county leadership.”  He would like you to know that it won’t happen again.  Unfortunately, that isn’t even what is funny.

After Bobby throws himself under the bus for not campaigning, he goes on to say that he has “had enough of politicians who say one thing and do another.  (He is) tired of the politicians who talk about being conservative and then sell us out in the name of “compromise””.  Seriously?  Did he say that he was tired of “politicians who say one thing and do another”?  I found a blog by the candidate that beat Banks in the primary that doesn’t exactly support Bobby’s ideals.  It looks like there is some history of Bobby saying one thing, and then doing another.

Bobby says that this is the reason he is running for state house.  I heard it was because there wasn’t much to do at the old trucking business and his wife wanted him out of her hair.  I guess he finally got the bitterness behind him.

Bobby goes on to say that he has a record of cutting spending and saving tax dollars.  That he led the effort to cut some capital expenditures.  I guess Cool Springs, Napone road, and the unused sewer line wasn’t the “some” you were referring to.

However, my real concern has less to do with the bitterness, and more to do with the vindictive nature he has.  My friend Hugh posted an e-mail that Bobby Banks sent to the employer of the candidate that defeated him.   When I inquired about it, I found out that he had called the employer of another political advisory as well.  Evidently, actions like these resulted in Bobby getting the boot from the local Republican Party. The Party reported that a “committee heard evidence from other members of several events where it is alleged that you brought discredit not only upon yourself but also upon the Party as a whole.  These allegations include your abusive use of power as an elected official, vulgar and offensive language in public, and threats to members of the party and others.”

Bobby, at the end of your letter you ask for my prayers.  I pray that you choose to withdrawal from this race and politics.  I just don’t think you have the temperament to represent me.

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  3 comments for “Liar Liar Pants on Fire!

  1. Slipknot
    October 13, 2011 at 8:57 am

    It’s often the small details that catch my attention and determine my choices. Some would argue that’s too shallow a method for a more complex decision-making process.

    I have run into Mr. Banks on a few occasions in public settings. He doesn’t know me from Adam’s house cat, but I observed his demeanor and behavior in candid situations with his family and others. Every time I have seen him, he had a scowl on his face no plastic surgeon could correct. He has been short-tempered and appears agitated. Maybe I just happened to catch him at bad times… but in my ledger, he seems perpetually unhappy and borderline confrontational. I don’t think he is a happy person in any measurable dimension. Not in my district anyway, but I wouldn’t vote for someone that was always miserable.

    In a similar vein, the smug smart-ass grin on Perry’s face in the first GOP debate eliminated him in my book.

    Shallow? Maybe. My folks always told me the first impression you get from someone is most likely correct.

    Banks and Perry could be cut from the same cloth. My $.02.

  2. gt183
    October 14, 2011 at 12:44 am

    What will it take for him to go out to pasture? Can you imagine Tom Oliver pulling his strings down at the capitol?

  3. Hugh Akston
    October 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I received the letter and I will admit that it made me laugh. If the return envelope had a stamp, I would have sent him over some thoughts (not that he would listen).

    I can’t figure out his motivation. He didn’t seem to enjoy himself as a commissioner. Those who know him tell me that he is constantly pouring over blogs and his skin is very thin. I don’t see him going away, however; he’s just too hard headed for that.

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