Still don’t get it...
To the Editor:
Sorry, I still don’t get it. Even after last week’s explanation in your paper, I’m confused. Your lead article says that Mr. Jolley was let go because unless the Hospital Authority fired him the County Commission would withdraw financial support of the hospital. That part was pretty clear. But what makes much less sense is the reason the Commissioners gave for wanting Mr. Jolley out. Concern over his financial management skills because he had declared personal bankruptcy?
Come on now, really?
It seems to me that if we held that against everybody who has tried to open a small business in Madison especially right before the bottom fell out of this economy, there would be plenty of us judged to have very poor “financial management skills” indeed! No, sorry, it just isn’t ringing true. And to imply that the money problems now being experienced by the hospital Mr. Jolley left 2 1/2 years ago, somehow have “something” to do with “something” he did back then is downright irresponsible.
I suggest your paper have some “investigative reporter” head up to Tennessee and get the facts. Innuendo just isn’t good enough when the reputation and possibly even the livelihood of a good man with a good family are at stake. And another question: What about the mysterious piece entitled “To The Citizens Of Morgan County” printed in little bitty type and stuck down at the bottom of Page 3A between CJ Orchards and Madison Realty ads looking suspiciously like some kind of legal notice?
I almost missed that completely and if any of your readers did, I suggest they go back and find it! I don’t know who wrote it but to miss it would be unfortunate since it speaks volumes about who Brandon Jolley is and made a lot more sense than the rest of the articles I read.
Last week I said I felt like Alice in Wonderland. But this week I feel more like Sherlock Holmes. Somehow Mr. Jolley’s punishment just doesn’t fit the crime and I’m left wondering what’s really at the bottom of The Mysterious Case of the Fired CEO?