For John, BLUF: Corruption should not be tolerated. It puts a reasonably honest person at a distinct disadvantage.
I think it is time for Republicans in Tennessee, and Republicans across the nation, to call for Tennessee State Rep Curry Todd to resign. Here is the politician's Wikipedia page.
Sure, I feel sorry for him. I am sure his divorce was devastating to him. However, in the aviation dodge this is when the Flight Surgeon intervenes and calls the Squadron Commander and says the chap should not be flying for a while. In this case the chap should not be legislating for a while.
And, the outstanding example of his lack of judgement is living in the home of a lobbyist. I don't mind if he lives there as long as he resigns his office.
Hat tip to the Instapundit, who lives in Tennessee.
Regards — Cliff