Despite being the prominent Democratic mayor of the town in which TVA has its headquarters, and the fact that she was just at the White House last week, Knoxville's mayor says she hasn't been consulted about appointments to the utility's board.
Mayor Madeline Rogero serves on a presidential task force on how local governments are coping with the prospect of climate change. TVA has three board members whose terms have expired and replacements have not been nominated.
Rogero said the president is charming and often funny in a private setting. She recalls that at one point a mayor said it was a shame that the constitution term-limited President Obama to two terms.
To which the president replied: "It's not just the Constitution. It's Michelle."