Quick synopse of the gossip I’ve heard from different people over the last couple of days. It seems that the voter ID thread has tired everyone else, and they need some more juicy details to stimulate their [our] sordid imaginations. Friends, look no further. Oh, and one more note before I proceed: I’m repeating what I’ve heard. My repetition of rumor is in no way an endorsement or approval of, or agreement with, the words I speak.
The rumor continues, as it quickly becomes a spoken fact: Sonny’s going down. Unless something changes drastically, he doesn’t have much of a chance. Apparently a high level staffer within the Governor’s office has made it known that the situation isn’t as bad as it seems, especially considering the fact that Sonny seems to be doing much better than the other Governor’s around him (since when was our success rate decided by other Governors, rather than the people????). Apparently, the echo chamber affect has convinced most, if not all, of the Governor’s people that 4 million worth of TV commercials will fix the statewide problem. Please read the earlier discussion in “Are You Joshing Me” to see what the general consensus is as to what it will take to keep Sonny in office. I have yet, when mentioning a previously discussed email on meetings with legislators, to see any reaction short of a chuckle of amazed amusement. I, for one, cannot honestly believe we, as Republicans (yes, I am Republican), are finding ourselves back in this position. Unbelievable. Does anyone have any thoughts as to what can be done, as folks outside metro Atlanta who want to help our Governor, can do independant of the Perdue 2006 apparatus? Does anyone even want to? I suppose that’s the $64,000 question.
I have another question: what’s going to be in these steroid commercials anyway?
The trial lawyers hired, back in the early spring, a young “Republican” operative, specifically to work on their grassroots operations to build the coalitions lost in the tort reform battle. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that this young man, formerly campaign manager for Congressional candidate Chuck Clay, took the job as an apparent act of desperation, having been blacklisted by a certain metro – Atlanta consultant. This consultant, while little known outside metro Atlanta, has ties deep into the General Assembly leadership structure, and was able to prevent him from being hired numerous times before he landed the job with the trial lawyers. Our equation, then becomes something like this: last resort acceptance of a job from an organization desperate to rebuild ties with the party in power = disaster?
In other news, Senator J.B. Powell of Blythe has apparently endorsed Mark Taylor for Governor, 2006.
Just my two cents…