Kathy Lennon Should Not Be Threatened

Friday, July 12, 2019
When I read Commissioner Tim Boyd's tirade attacking school board member Kathy Lennon, I
couldn't believe it. She is well respected. She does her homework, and is doing a great job as a
school board member.

     She is concerned about the education of Hamilton County children, and the future economy  of
our community. She sees the connection; Tim Boyd does not. He said her op-ed was "degrading"
and "disrespectful" to him and the other four commissioners who voted against the tax increase.

     I went back and read what the gentle woman's article said. She was simply telling the truth. She
is not the only one "really disappointed in the five commissioners" who made a choice not to support
children and teachers in Hamilton County. It was her responsibility, as a school board member, to
voice disappointment. My Lord, Mr. Boyd.

     He can't stand criticism coming from a woman; god forbid. Harry Truman said, "If you can't
stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." The commissioner really hasn't gotten enough heat. He is
one of those Republican, Hamilton County "public servants" who wouldn't raise taxes for a white
horse for the second coming of Jesus.

     Further, Mr. Boyd, threatening Superintendent Johnson and Ms. Lennon reminds me of some
Kansas city Pendergast crony I once read about. It was beneath the dignity of any responsible
public servant. I was never associated with one who acted so juvenile. Threats do not exemplify
any marks of good faith, diplomacy or statesmanship.

Wilbourne C. Markham Sr.

Signal Mountain


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