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October 10, 2006
KNOXVILLE MAYOR BILL HASLAM is reportedly backing away from Mayor Bloomberg's anti-gun initiative at full speed, but it's not helping as much as he might hope:
I'm uncertain if Haslam's membership in the anti-gun Mayors Against Guns Alliance was intentional or an oversight. However, neither option portrays him in a positive light. He is either against guns or doesn't have any idea what he did. Haslam is tied pretty heavily to the Bob Corker campaign. This little incident may cost Corker some votes. Maybe someone should ask Corker that in his debate tonight?
Ouch. Bad news all around. Plus, poor communications.
UPDATE: Audio of Haslam defending his position can be found here.