Watch dog or caught dog?

In the Republican race for lieutenant governor, Billy Hewes is on the right track to unmask his opponent, Treasurer Tate Reeves, for claiming to be the “taxpayers’ watchdog.”

Previously, printed reports have shown Reeves fattened his campaign war chest with contributions from people who handle state bond business that the treasurer oversees.

But Hewes should rattle another money management tree in Treasurer Reeves’ official domain where documentation indicates taxpayers were short-changed at least $2.5 million from investment commissions in a 2004-2007 period and the self-proclaimed “watchdog” failed to bark. Troubling is no one seems to know who’s pocketing the money.

Bill Minor
Desoto Times
7/7/11