Miller appointed to fill father's ter...

Miller appointed to fill father's term as Loudon County trustee

There are 4 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Jan 7, 2013, titled Miller appointed to fill father's term as Loudon County trustee. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

Despite an attempt to postpone the process, the Loudon County Commission on Monday appointed George M. "Chip" Miller II to serve as interim trustee following the resignation of his father, George M. Miller.

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#2 Jan 8, 2013
Does "Chip" have real qualifications for the job? Or is the office a monarchy now?
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Knoxville, TN

#3 Jan 8, 2013
Nobody should be surprised at this. This is the only way things get done in Loudon County. I am a little disappointed in Van.
I usually agree with him and appreciate that he is back on the web with facts we sometimes we don't get anywhere else.
I don't agree with him in this case because it sounds like he is making excuses for what is just more cronyism and nepotism in Loudon County politics.
Maybe Mr. Miller's son was the most qualified. I don't know whether he was or not. We have no idea why he was chosen by those who voted him in, and we will never know.(I guess they did say they needed to fill the position quickly. That doesn't tell us why Mr. Miller's son was the one most qualified to fill it.)
The politicians take full advantage of the fact that enough people are naive or just don't care for them to continue business as usual.

Knoxville, TN

#5 Jan 8, 2013
You can compare the qualifications beginning on page 14.
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Knoxville, TN

#6 Jan 8, 2013
Vote wrote:
You can compare the qualifications beginning on page 14.
Thanks, Vote. Looks to me like they had several qualified candidates to choose from including Mr. Miller. Hopefully he will be able to take advantage of some of his father's advice and experience as well.
No one should be hired because of family affiliation nor should he have been ruled out. I feel better anyway.

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