After months of Cagle critics saying his campaign has focused almost exclusively on Ralph Reed, Casey Cagle made his first policy announcement.
In his first policy announcement of the 2006 GOP primary campaign, Cagle said he would reshape the office to focus on economic development.
He called for the lieutenant governor to be designated as a permanent member of the state’s economic development board, the agency responsible for recruiting new business.
Cagle also said his office would employ a “job czar” who would coordinate legislation affecting job growth.
That is not a bad idea. However, if the Governor and Lt. Governor are in opposite parties or the Governor perceives the Lt. Governor to be pushing an agenda, that could cause problems. Same with the Senate leadership, many of whom no doubt fancy themselves as the next Governor or Lt. Governor.
Perhaps the first idea should be to run the Governor and Lt. Governor as a ticket, much as Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates run.