Dripping with the arrogance of a moralizing former ethics-compliance-officer–turned-Metro-Council-member-at-large-looking-to-become-mayor, which is what the politically ambitious Megan Barry was in 2014, she issued her assessment of Judge Casey Moreland’s credibility to continue in his role as a judge:
[he] has the right to articulate his own version of events and to defend his actions, but unless he can do so far more persuasively than what we have heard to this point, he should resign.
Now that’s a prescient statement by Megan Barry if there ever was one!
And in 2017, as Mayor, she didn’t let up on her criticism of the judge who among other matters involving public corruption and abuse of his office, had been accused of having sex with women who could benefit from a reduced sentence:
I think you always want to be concerned about when people are in power in making sure that they don’t abuse that power.
Amazingly, the Mayor made this statement while actively engaged in her own affair with a subordinate Metro employee and shortly after returning to Nashville from a publicly financed out-of-town overnighter with her security detail lover.
Suggestions have been made that the Mayor and her bodyguard’s publicly financed travel for trysts helped up his overtime such that his oh so convenient retirement effective the same day the Mayor confessed to her “mistake,” aka, two years of adultery, secured her lover an annual pension benefit of $80,000. All that “overtime” was also reported to make him the second highest paid cop in the Metro police department.
The now retired Metro police officer who says he never violated his oath of office or the public trust, has the gall to say his privacy rights bar asking him any questions about his side of the adultery.
Also very convenient. Also a good way to avoid the Mayor getting caught making even more conflicting statements about this mess. But with the affair over for now, the Mayor might have more free time to consider her own advice that she so freely offered up to Judge Moreland.