Leading from the Left

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Judge was Right on Wright

The judge, who presided over the trial of former State Representative Thomas Wright, sentenced Wright yesterday to 70-95 months in prison. This was a well-deserved, and relatively stiff, sentence on corruption charges. I commend the judge--and the jury--for a job well done.

Perhaps this case and verdict will send a cautionary message to other state legislators: Integrity matters.

I also commend Speaker Joe Hackney for his classy and transparent leadership of the State House. You couldn't ask for a better Speaker than Hackney. We're lucky to have him.