Many are shocked at how quickly Cathy Cox has outflanked Mark Taylor in money and endorsements. It still remains to be seen whether Georgians will elect a woman governor. Is Mark Taylor finished? I do not think there is a chance he will fall back and run for reelection.
Many Republican legislators are worried about our governor. It has less to do with Cox, though there is concern, than it does with what has been a rather lackluster first term and a governor’s office staff that is young, inexperienced, and at times arrogant.
So where do we go from here? What should the legislature do during the next session and in the run-up to the election next year? How can we save Sonny’s rear-end? And do you concur with the conventional wisdom that the House and Senate are safe?
And hereâ€™s another question. Sonny wants to change the budget so that it is harder for all of us to bring resources back to our districts. The Democrats knew how to run the state and how to reward their faithful lieutenants. While Iâ€™m all for controlling and reducing state spending, is his budget approach the right way to go? In other words, he wants to control the spending of legislators, but Iâ€™ve not seen as much attention as I would like to controlling the spending of state agencies. Does he have it backwards?