Source of Article: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/18627479/detail.html
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Randy Evans, a member of the state Board of Elections, said agriculture commissioner Tommy Irvin should take responsibility for the salmonella outbreak and resign.
Irvin has headed up the Department of Agriculture for 40 years.
"Honestly, it's a product of the fact that we've had someone who took office before man landed on the moon," Evans told WSB-TV Channel 2. "Things change a lot in 40 years."
Evans says agriculture inspectors had evidence that
conditions at the Peanut Corporation of
In a statement, commissioner Irvin said, "I am surprised by Mr. Evans' comments and lack of knowledge on this particular matter as well as his grasp of both science and technology. I cannot imagine the purpose behind his outrageous charges except perhaps to drum up clients for his law practice."
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