CLARIFICATION meant to say Grandfather founded Baker Donelson
these text messages sent to Mark Silverman the Ben Bradlee winner and former editor of the Tennessean - IF anything happens to me investigate him too. He lied to me about having tickets to my trial… BUT I still like him as a "friend" but somoene needs to ask him questions.... James Comey of the FBI Mark Silverman is Most likely NOT guilty bus he's a good start on the RICO investigation. Don't send him to jail.. He's gonna write my book:):)
Mark Silverman texted me ... He's babysitting and will call later.
I'm getting paranoid... BUT this whole thing has been very stressful I learned last week that an unconstitutional law was passed MAINLY to have me jailed...
What's happening in Tennessee is barbaric and inhumane
Many that voted for the unconstitutional bill profit from the State, Haslam or NISSAN. It's RICO James Comey....Please investigate
Pallbearers for Mr. Amon Carter Evans former
owner and operator of The Tennessean newspaper died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at his residence...
John Seigenthaler, Tommy Knowles, Jimmy Holt, Mary Warren, John J. Hooker, Tom Ingram and Senator Lamar Alexander, former Senator Jim Sasser and former Vice President Al Gore will be honorary pallbearers.
Look at the pallbearer list of names…. Think we found the direct connection to all of them with the exception of Haslam. Normally you would attend but not be a pallbearer unless you felt kin to the person.
Now what is the connection beyond the newspaper?
That is where all the political answers are buried. Did they all conspire to rig the elections of their time?
Where they all government?
There is way more than meets the eye here!!!
Find this out and link it back to Haslam more than just Ingram and it could be the biggest story in Tennessee in the last 50 or more years.
Bill Lacy from Vanderbilt was the "strategist" for the Sonny Bono campaign. It was his job to make Sonny viable but lose. This was a dirty trick against the moderate Tom Campbell. California in the 80's was becoming too moderate & the wingers wanted control over California's cash and it was OK to elect a whacko radio show host Bruce Hersehensohn & let Barbara Boxer win.
1992 U.S. Senate primary election[edit source]In 1992, when Cranston retired, Herschensohn won the Republican nomination narrowly defeating U.S. Representative Tom Campbell, a more moderate Republican who had been on the faculty of Stanford University. Herschensohn received 956,136 votes (38.2 percent) to Campbell's 895,970 (35.8 percent). The remaining 417,848 ballots (16.7 percent) went to Mayor Sonny Bono of Palm Springs, also a relative moderate. During the primary campaign and afterwards, Herschensohn became a close friend of Bono and encouraged his former rival to seek election to the United States House of Representatives in 1994.
Bill Lacy Wiki Profile:
From 1975 to 1982, Lacy served in various positions within the Republican National Committee. In 1982, Lacy left the RNC to become the White House deputy director of political affairs. In 1983, Lacy left the White House to become a senior account executive at Decision Making Information, a polling firm. In 1984, Lacy returned to the Republican National Committee to become the group's political director. From 1985 to 1986, Lacy returned to President Ronald Reagan's administration to serve as White House director of political affairs. Lacy worked as a strategist for Kansas Senator Bob Dole's 1988 presidential primary campaign, Dole's 1992 senatorial campaign and his 1996 presidential campaign.
Howard Baker — Baker represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate from 1967 until 1985, retiring as Senate Majority Leader.
After leaving the Senate, Baker was tapped by then-President Reagan to serve as White House chief of staff. The move was considered a strategic step to better the relationship between the administration and Congress. Reagan was under fire at the time for the Iran-Contra affair, and the addition of the personable and popular Baker quelled anxiety in the U.S. Senate.
Baker, who was briefly a candidate for president in 1980, is best known nationally for his role as the lead Republican in the Watergate hearings, when Thompson served as his legal counsel.
In 2005, Baker retired as U.S. Ambassador to Japan, a position to which he had been appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001. Baker is now senior counsel to the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, of which his grandfather was a founder.
By the early 1990s, Thompson was earning hefty payments for movie and television roles. But Alexander, who had become secretary of education in the first Bush administration, had other ideas for him. After Tennessee Senator Albert Gore Jr. was elected vice president in 1992, creating a special election to fill the remainder of his Senate term in 1994, Alexander - who was laying the groundwork for his own run for president - implored Thompson to run for the Senate.
The start of the campaign was a disaster for Thompson. He was down by more than 20 points in the polls to his Democratic challenger, Representative Jim Cooper, who called Thompson a "Gucci-wearing, Lincoln-driving, Perrier-drinking, Grey Poupon-spreading millionaire Washington special-interest lobbyist."
Thompson was miserable, complaining about having to fly across the state to campaign in every corner. His long-time friend, Tom Ingram, asked Thompson what he would do if he could run the campaign exactly as he wanted.
"I'd go down to Lawrenceburg, get a pickup truck off my Dad's lot, and drive a pickup across the state," Thompson responded, according to Ingram. The strategy worked. Thompson won the Senate seat with 61 percent of the vote, and was reelected to a full term two years later.