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Oct. 28, 2013: With Watson’s Statue Gone, Why Not a Salute to Perdue?

Ring! Ring! Ring! “Hello, Gov. Deal’s office. May I help you? One moment, please. Governor, you have a call on Line One.” “I’m in a very important staff meeting. If it’s that flap-jaw from the Ethics Commission who says I ‘owe her,’ tell her I am looking to get her a job in Djibouti herding […]

May 13, 2013: Dalton Mayor Mulls Primary Run Against Governor Deal

David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, is making noises about challenging incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary.  Say what? I visited the mayor a couple of weeks ago at his office to see if he was truly serious.  He tells me he is and that he will be making a decision by […]

January 23, 2012: Random Thoughts On Politics, Distinguished Journalists And The Birthday Girl

State Sen. Tommie Williams (R-Lyons), one of our two unelected lieutenant governors — Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) is the other — sent out a puff piece taking much credit for authoring a bill to require local school boards to consider a teacher’s “effectiveness,” not seniority, when getting rid of teachers. People both inside and outside state […]