Friday, February 5, 2010

Fincher Votes Against Michael Jackson Honor

A resolution to honor the late pop superstar Michael Jackson has passed the Tennessee House, but NOT with any support from Cookeville's state representative, Henry Fincher. He was one of 22 members who voted against it. The resolution sponsored by Democratic Rep. G. A. Hardaway of Memphis passed Wednesday on a vote of 51-22. Measures need at least 50 votes to pass. The "memorializing resolution" has no real effect. In the resolution itself, Hardaway noted that the singer raised millions of dollars for charity during his career and that Jackson had a Tennessee connection, since he was once married to Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie. Fincher said he voted against the measure because Jackson was "credibly accused of child molestation."