2005/06/02

CA calls for resignations

By now, you should have read today’s Commercial Appeal. The CA’s main editorial headline was certainly an eye catcher: “Kathryn Bowers should resign”. The column makes a great case not only for Bowers’ resignation but also for the resignations of those other elected officials indicted in the Tennessee Waltz sting.

State Sen. Kathryn Bowers, indicted last week on federal bribery charges, said that she doesn't plan to resign because no one has asked her to do so.

Well, we're asking her to resign.

Not for her own sake, but for the sake of the constituents she was elected to serve.

Bowers has pointed out, quite correctly, that the indictments aren't proof of guilt.


"I have not been convicted of anything,'' Bowers said. "In the system we have, a person is innocent until proven guilty. And I am innocent. ... I would hope I'd be afforded the same opportunity anyone else would have, to have my day in court." Full column>>

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