So, I’ve outlined the trouble with Sonny. Now, let me say that, despite that trouble, Sonny has the advantage. Why? Because the Republicans in the legislature have stretched their legs and they understand that this is Sonny’s year and Sonny has an agenda they are going to let him push. And, in my opinion, it’s a better plan for Georgia than the other candidates are currently offering.
Already basking in strong approval ratings heading into an election year, Perdue opened the 2006 legislative session with one of the best weeks of his three-year term, watching a natural gas tax cut zoom through the General Assembly and playing Santa Claus with the multibillion-dollar state budget after serving as the official state Grinch since taking office in 2003.
Even Democrats had to shake their heads at the timing: a strong election year economy after years of modest or worse tax collections and a governor spending the proceeds where critics say he’s most vulnerable — on education.
“He’s had a great week,