I wasn’t there, of course, but the AJC reported that President Bush described Gov. Perdue as someone “who’s done a heckuva good job as governor of the state.”
Brownie—er, Sonny – you’re doing a heckuva job…
You’ve slashed school budgets by over $1.25 billion, driving up property taxes in 100 school districts. Your total evisceration of the education budgets runs up over $2.3 billion. Tuition increases are through the roof.
Georgia’s economy under you is in the tank – we tied with Louisiana for the largest increase to the unemployment rolls for 2005. They had 2 hurricanes; we just had you. Georgia had the sharpest decline in family income in the nation, according to the US Census Bureau. Your record: unemployment soars; income plummets.
And we can’t trust you. You’re the first governor in state history to have to pay an ethics fine for violating state law. You and your staff even lied about trying to drop in a provision into last year’s ethics bill that attempted to give you political cover. And you trampled all over your own lobbyist gift ban while you were returning to your old habits of having special interests pick up your tab.
Speaking of lobbyists, natural gas interests have given you over $100,000 since your pledge to reregulate natural gas in 2001. No wonder you initially “forgot