Thank you, Mr. Cook, for your welcomed support of Taft. Your kind comments are a contrast to the disappointing hand we have been dealt by our Governor and his friends. I grew up thinking if a man or woman tells you something, it is supposed to be the truth. This should also be true for business, and for our Tennessee government. Then, I woke up. I would like to ask Mr. Haslam, "Have you really weighed all the facts, considered the numbers, and still say closing Taft is the best thing for our students, our surrounding counties, our employees, and our state?" Note the overfilled YDC's already becoming a problem. Closing Taft, in the best case scenerio, would be putting your savings from one hand, and placing it in the other. Accomodations will have to be made for these students-new staff, new structures, and reinforcements such as fences WHEREVER they get sent. That does not sound like streamlining the government to me. It sounds and looks more like a really bad mess that will cost everyone more-you can bet your Pilots on that!. However, you will have successfully ruined many lives- counting students, employees and their family members. I am still waiting on you, Governor Haslem, to REALLY check the facts, not trust those that have given you information twisted to fit another agenda. Nothing that has been put before you by Ms. O'Day is accurate when you really check the facts and numbers. Sometimes considering important circumstances is just being smart. We all need to think more about our actions. Taft has served the state for nearly a century, and has not failed to do the important work of rehabilitating the toughest youths of Tennessee. Important, too, Taft has, and continues to do it well. Our state would reap the rewards of that smart governing, not just wiping Taft out because it is easy. " Thank you, Mr. Cook, for making Taft feel like respected humans by putting a human side on what is happening to them.