Dirty Politics: Sheriff Candidate's S...

Dirty Politics: Sheriff Candidate's Sex Tape Leaked

There are 317 comments on the WREG story from Jul 21, 2010, titled Dirty Politics: Sheriff Candidate's Sex Tape Leaked. In it, WREG reports that:

The race for Hardeman County Sheriff has taken a dirty turn after a businessman leaked a taped phone call between on candidate and his mistress.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WREG.

Wholigan Hog

Memphis, TN

#26 Jul 22, 2010
He doesn't know how politics works evidently. Your whole life will be put under a microscope. That's the way it works.
concerned too

United States

#27 Jul 22, 2010
I think that it is a shame that this Bates scum would stoop to such a level as going back 9 yrs to put this family through this once again. I was humiliated like this in public at one time by one of our fine Bolivar City Council(now city mayor) while they sat drinking coffee in a local diner and discussing my personal business. Trust me the humiliation of the affair was enough let alone to have these fine citizens getting their kicks off someones pain. I take my hat off to Doolen's wife and family and send my prayers that they will once again regroup their families dignity and move forward. DOOLEN FOR SHERRIFF!!! Let's stick to the real issues and let the record speak for itself!!! Thank you Sherrie Faulk
My Thoughts

Smyrna, TN

#28 Jul 22, 2010
Happiness Bug wrote:
Umm God forgave you for cheating on your wife 9 yrs ago? lol Did you talk to him personally and he told you that? Wow, people are amazingly crazy.
The Bible clearly says.... repent and you will be forgiven. As for personal conversations with God - knowing John Doolen - I can tell you that he has personal conversations with God daily, if not even hourly. John is a fine Christian man who sought repentence for his actions and received forgiveness and eternal salvation.
johnny davis

Pearcy, AR

#29 Jul 22, 2010
I'm not from there and know nothing about your county officials, but sounds to me like you good honest hard working people need to get to the polls and vote them out and clean the slate. If there is a question about the other guy running then get someone else to run and support them. Remember November and remove as many of them in the Federal goverment and in 2012 get the chosen one out of the White House before we have to graze grass to survive in this country. I do not have to bad mouth the president we all know. Change them out for new blood and start raising heck and telling them what we demand they do and get this country back going again. Defeat the crooks.
country boy

United States

#30 Jul 22, 2010
I wish people only knew how corrupt and for how long the sherrif's department has been and still is IT WOULD BLOW PEOPLES MIND!
Doolen Voter

Bolivar, TN

#31 Jul 22, 2010
Ok so Bates does not live in this county and Smalley is Cooks newly named Cheif Deputy so who does Smalley work for now (Hicks)!!!! Why is Smalley driving a 2010 F250 pick up truck that was bought by the Hardeman County Sheriffs Department and our deputies that are on the roads everyday in vehicles that are bought from a auction that are on there last leg.And why is it so important that Doolen does not win! Wake up people. It's time for a change. I voted for Doolen before this came out and I am glad I did.It's time we put a stop to this. Go out and vote and vote for the person that can do the best job for all of us.
country boy

United States

#32 Jul 22, 2010
Someone needs to investigate Hicks and his croneys, look into tampering with evidence, sexual harrasment, embelzement, drug dealing affiliciation, and the list could go on and on and on that is why this race is so important to so many people there is alot of money at stake here. This guy makes king willy look like a saint.
Just my opinion

Saint Louis, MO

#33 Jul 22, 2010
First to the poster who made the "cracker comments", Hicks is not a "cracker" so please investigate before showing stupidity. Ok..thanks!

Second, I live in Hardeman County. Our current county system under Hicks is the biggest joke I have ever seen. Only 2 deputies patroling at night when most of the smaller cities in the county have no police force on duty. So if you get robbed or are in a bad situation, it will take at least 20 minutes for someone to get to you. Crime has become horrible. You can't travel down Hwy. 57 without worrying you are going to be shot. Hicks and his croonies know about this area but have they tried to clean it up? NO! I am a Republican but will not vote for Cook. Doolen will have my vote. As for Mr. Hicks and Cook, don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya because I am ready for Hardeman County to be a place I want to grow old in again!
country boy

United States

#34 Jul 22, 2010
Where do you think the money goes that Hicks saves on buying equipment (or the lack there of) that has been already allocated to the sheffif's dept?(I WONDER?)
Still voting for Cook

United States

#35 Jul 22, 2010
In regards to how the cd was obtained..Doolen's wife illegally wire tapped the police departments phone line, made copies herself, and she took it upon herself to make copies and to distrubte them. Apparently she sent one to Dr. Bates and he took it upon himself to send them out. There is no need to bad mouth Smalley's family or the Cook family in this ordeal. Personally, it is disrepectful to tell things which nobody knows who, what, when, where, or why it was done. Smalley's personal life should not nor should had ever been made a public, especially when his kids are named necause they work on a farm. Smalley was asked by Cook if he was elected, would he be his Chief Deputy. Apparently, someone out there has things to hide and needs to be man enough to step up to the plate. As far a Patrick Perry is concerned, he is posing himself as a Federal Agent and he is trying to obtain personal and confidential information so he can use it to help Doolen's campaign. What is this world coming to?
VOTING FOR TA COOK

Miami, FL

#36 Jul 22, 2010
It really bothers me that there are so many people in our County that have no morals. If someone is going to cheat on their own spouse, what will he do to us Hardeman County citizens? Think about it.... Too many people are pointing the finger at Dr. Bates! He just calls it like he sees it. He is not trying to cover anything up, he just cares about the County. He cares about the drug problem in this area and as a parent myself, I have been very concerned about it as well. So what about how much money he spends or has spent of these cds? He is a very sucessful business man that stands up for what he believes in. He makes his money honestly and has a very good history of using it for great causes! You people really need to learn to do your own research and stop going off of what other say, because unfortunately none of you know what you are talking about! Just sitting here reading some of the things people are posting is so amusing to me! What good does it do? Really??? If you really care about who wins this race, you wouldnt be on your behinds in front of the computer! You would be out supporting your candidate.... Get over it! Go back to your bibles and read....
Doolen Still

Walnut, MS

#37 Jul 22, 2010
If Bates cared so much about the county why didnt he invest his money into doing something good for the county?
As for the comment about Smalleys family not being pulled into this Doolens family has been pulled into this. This is a election everybodies background will be questioned and placed out there..You can be in the political eye and not have fingers pointed!
Billy Tomlinson

United States

#38 Jul 22, 2010
this man committed a sin and he has been forgiven by his wife and God who is larry bates to judge him ? Show me a canidate without sin and i"ll cast the first vote. John Doolen is a good man and the best man for the job.
PROUD to support Cook

United States

#39 Jul 22, 2010
it really upsets me after reading all these comments that the real issue isnt being addressed (except by one). mrs doolan BROKE THE LAW when she made this tape. it sure wasnt done with his permission. WHY is that not an issue to anyone? SHE BROKE THE LAW!! is it ok because they were both shamed by his actions and everyone feels sorry for them? i truly hate that this happened to them. i truly do..i wouldnt want that to happen to anyone BUT that isnt the only issue here. but it seems to be the only one that matters. as far as blaming the other candidates for mr bates' actions...come on people!! quit pointing fingers!! i am voting for Cook because he is truly the most qualified person for the job..
amom

Hendersonville, NC

#40 Jul 22, 2010
The actions of Mr. Doolen from 10 years ago weigh far less on my decision as to how to vote than the continously inept actions of our current Sheriff Mr. Hicks. Sheriff Hicks was defeated in the Dem. Primary yet has chosen to act on the "Sore Looser Law" and throw his name in again as a write in because he is afraid of loosing his high dollar payoffs especially from Dr. Bates. T.A. Cook not much to say there, qualifications are def. there but really just a puppet in this election. You gotta love politics especially small town politics.
amom

Hendersonville, NC

#41 Jul 22, 2010
PROUD to support Cook wrote:
it really upsets me after reading all these comments that the real issue isnt being addressed (except by one). mrs doolan BROKE THE LAW when she made this tape. it sure wasnt done with his permission. WHY is that not an issue to anyone? SHE BROKE THE LAW!! is it ok because they were both shamed by his actions and everyone feels sorry for them? i truly hate that this happened to them. i truly do..i wouldnt want that to happen to anyone BUT that isnt the only issue here. but it seems to be the only one that matters. as far as blaming the other candidates for mr bates' actions...come on people!! quit pointing fingers!! i am voting for Cook because he is truly the most qualified person for the job..
Dr. Bates is the one steadily funneling the money in to Cook. The one telling him who he should appoint as his "Chief Deputy" who wants a puppet as Sheriff thats what we have now. I agree he is totally qualified however if someone else is telling you (paying you) what you can and can't do whats the point
Concerned

Walnut, MS

#42 Jul 22, 2010
Well if she broke the law then so did Bates! Who is he to reproduce them? Im sure people are blaming other candidates because it doesnt look good that Bates has backed those candidates financially. There seems to be some pretty good ties.
Politics

Walnut, MS

#43 Jul 22, 2010
Is it me or does this Hicks fella remind you alot of Herenton in Memphis????
VOTING FOR TA COOK

Miami, FL

#44 Jul 22, 2010
Dr. Larry Bates has invested money in the County! He purchased the trailor that holds the equipment to conduct drug tasks! Which is our countys BIGGEST PROBLEM!!!! Not to mention, every Hardeman County Sheriff Department Employee received a $100 gift card this past Christmas!!!!
amom

Hendersonville, NC

#45 Jul 22, 2010
Politics wrote:
Is it me or does this Hicks fella remind you alot of Herenton in Memphis????
AMEN!!! Or at least wants you to think that.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Bolivar Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
People that date married people 1 hr Whut 28
Sarah Franklin 1 hr Whut 2
Kasey Eads 20 hr bucknation101 1
...xx Fri Whut 8
Methheads at TKE Thu jade 1
girlfriend of shane robison? Thu gaothful 3
New Hope Church of Christ Thu Truthful 4
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Bolivar Mortgages