Reporter Wants to Talk

Folks, a reporter friend from Washington, DC is going to be in Georgia for the next couple of weeks covering the Cagle v. Reed race.

I’ve been asked to collect contact information from Peach Pundit readers. Here’s your chance to sound off to a national publication about the race.

You can leave comments here, of course, but you can also email the info-at-peachpundit-dot-com address and we’ll send your contact information on. There is no guarantee you’ll be contacted, but you just might get to sound off.

31 comments

  1. GAWire says:

    I’ve already said plenty to make my point and redundancy seems to be necessary in many cases.

    If you want to hear more from me, read my posts, or Erick knows how to contact me.

  2. Maurice Atkinson says:

    dittos… and why should we talk to those “yankee newspapers”. It does ourselves no good. At least that’s what some say.

  3. bowersville says:

    Maybe it’s time for Reed to step up to a D.C. reporter and sound off his cause, if he has nothing to hide. Why is it left to the pundits? Why can’t Reed speak for himself, but then again, Reed and his supporters will be on the run, especially Reed, and this DC reporter will not be able to, or will not be willing to confront him..,nor will Reed be willing to tell it. There’s no guarantee from the visiting press to question Reed, so the reporter can talk to himself/herself or to Reed!

  4. Bull Moose says:

    Ralph Reed is in the throws of his first and last campaign for public office. Ralph never thought that his emails would become public or that the investigation into Jack Abramoff would be headed were it is.

    He’s so distracted by this mess and wrapped up with his own criminal defense that he’s running ads against every Republican State Senator and the incumbent Republican Governor. That doesn’t seem to make for a good policy to win on for a primary.

    Reed’s only public defenders are a few zealous political supporters who are blind to the facts. They too have gambled there community credibility and lost badly. Many of them were shown the facts about Reed and chose to continue to support him, believing that he was the best candidate to win. Those elected officials who have endorsed and reaffirmed their support of Reed have also gambled much and lost.

    Casey Cagle is the kind of public servant that we can look to and be proud to have supported and help get elected. His David versus Goliath campaign seemed like a long shot, but he has shown that, like David, if you believe that what’s right will happen, you should follow your convictions.

    I would go so far as to say that Casey Cagle will end up winning this election by 5-10 points, if not more. Heck, Reed’s own numbers show Cagle winning by 9 points.

  5. Maurice Atkinson says:

    Bull, I believe there is a strong possibility of Cagle winning in double digits. And I would certainly hope so.

  6. debbie0040 says:

    Reed will win by 15 %. The ads have just begun…..Reed did the right thing by running that ad. After all the state Senators drew first blood….

  7. debbie0040 says:

    My response:Cagle is counting on crossover left wing extremists, gay activists, moderates and libertarians to take him to victory. He is not counting on conservatives. Cagle will have some conservative vote, but Reed will garner the overwhelming majority.

    If Cagle wins, then the left wing and gay activists that crossed over and voted for him will be the real winners.

    Cagle is ethically challenged and him attacking Reed is like Bill Clinton attacking someone else for being henpecked.

    Cagle used his position as State Senator to enrich himself. He increased his wealth by 900% while supposedly serving the public.

    The theme song of the Cagle Campaign should be the theme from The Beverly Hillbillies. “There was a poor haberdasher trying to keep his family fed and one day he was at the capital passing all those bills, when out of the legislation there came a golden brew, taxpayer gold that is, Georgia Banker tea… The first thing you know old Casey is a millionaire…

  8. Demonbeck says:

    Here’s another song that got lost in the mix…

    Demonbeck
    Jun 27th, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
    a tale of a fateful trip.
    That started from this gloomy met(ro),
    aboard this lavish jet.
    The mate was a mighty Washington man,
    the skipper didn’t give a rip.
    Nine passengers took off that day,
    for a four day golfing trip, a four day golfing trip………
    The coverage started getting rough,
    the tiny crew was tossed.
    If not for the courage of the fearless mate,
    the LG post might be lost; Ralph’s future might be lost.

    And then, after our 30 months of fun with the Ralphie Boys was done, we would hear…….

    So this is the tale of ol’ Ralphie’s Boys,
    they’re going away for a long, long time.
    They’ll have to make the best of things,
    associating with other criminal slime.

    The first mate and his skipper too,
    will do their very best,
    to make the others comfortable,
    in their white collar low security nest.
    No kickbacks, no blackberries, no limosines,
    not a single luxury.
    Like Robinson Crusoe,
    it’s primitive as can be.
    So join us here each week my friend,
    you’re sure to get a smile.
    From nine screwed politicos,
    Here on Ralphie’s speed dial!

  9. debbie0040 says:

    Demonbeck, You keep forgetting that some in the Bush Administration had ties from Abramoff. When Cagle attacks Reed he attacks them.

  10. debbie0040 says:

    Demonbeck, the bottom line is there is much more to come out about Cagle. Stayed tuned, the “sailing” is aobut to getting rough for you Cagle supporters..

  11. Demonbeck says:

    Debbie,

    Here are the Bush Administration’s ties to the Reed Abramoff Scandle:

    US GSA Chief Procurement Officer David Hossein Safavian (R)
    On September 19, 2005, David Safavian, who was serving as the head of the federal procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget, was the first person arrested in the Abramoff scandal. Safavian was charged with lying to investigators and obstructing the federal inquiry of Abramoff.[28] While at the General Services Administration, Safavian repeatedly discussed Abramoff’s interest in two federal properties that GSA controlled, and also joined Abramoff on a trip to Scotland, reimubursing him a small amount. Savafian was convicted on June 20, 2006. [29] Safavian knew Abramoff from the three years, 1995-1997, when he was part of Abramoff’s lobbying team at Preston Gates & Ellis.[30]

    Deputy United States Secretary of the Interior J. Steven Griles (R)
    Abramoff claimed in emails sent in 2002 that Deputy United States Secretary of the Interior Griles had pledged to block an Indian casino that would compete with one of his clients. Abramoff later told two people that he was trying to hire Griles.[31]

    Yup, a guy at the GSA and a former Deputy Interior Secretary. It sure goes all the way to the top! (Please read these past two sentences in a very sarcastic tone.)

    The fact of the matter is, Reed and his buddies conspired to screw one Indian tribe for another Indian tribe and a fat wad of cash. The mess they created together for elected officials and other people who actually have to answer to the American taxpayer is going to take years and millions of dollars of taxpayer money to investigate.

    What a wonderful legacy Ralphie boy is leaving us already!

  12. Demonbeck says:

    Thanks Jace, I aim to please. You should also check out my DC Liabillies (Beverly Hillbillies) spoof (posted here again for those who have yet to see it.)

    Demonbeck
    Jun 27th, 2006 at 10:37 am

    Come and listen to a story about a man named Ralph
    A poor political wannabe, always living hand-to-mouth
    Then one day he was selling his values off ,
    And down from DC came his buddy Abramoff.

    Jack that is, alligator shoes, Texas connections

    Well the next thing you know ol’ Ralph’s a millionaire,
    Kinfolk said Ralph move away from there
    Said DC is the place you ought to be
    So they rented up a truck and moved to Chevy.

    Chase, that is.
    Money Laundering, Payoffs.

    The DC Liabillies!

    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

    Sung at the end of the campaign:

    Well now its time to say good-bye to Ralph and all his friends.
    And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin in.
    You’re all invited back again to this locality
    So they can try and profit off your naivete

    Y’all come back now, y’hear?

  13. jacewalden says:

    Or how about this, Remember the Brady Bunch:

    Here’s the story, of a greedy fella
    Who was ready to hump into casino cash.
    His name was Ralph Reed, a well-known Christian
    But his morals were trash.

    Here’s the story, of a conservative senator
    Who was busy voting down a tax increase,
    With an A+ rating, from the NRA
    Decided he would be the next LG.

    Then the one day when Senator met the fella
    And he knew that it was much more than a hunch,
    That Ralph Reed would sell his soul for money–
    So he decided to deliver a knock-out punch.

    He exposed Ralph Reed–
    for what he is.
    That’s the way Casey delivered the knock-out punch.

    …not as good as Demonbeck’s though…

  14. LINDA says:

    Debbie,

    How much has Ralph increased his net worth since 1994? Inquiring minds want to know just how much Ralph has made in his consulting business, since getting entangled with the Republican Party and with lobbyists.

  15. LINDA says:

    I have made up my mind to vote for Casey Cagle after seeing the slanderous ads that Ralph has ran against his opponent. I was hoping that Reed would be above the mud slinging, but he is showing his true colors. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, until this week.

  16. Maurice Atkinson says:

    And Ralph promises more…

    What I find hilarious is that Debbie and other Ralph supporters have suggested that Cagle has somehow acquired his wealth via government. They offer no suggestions as how or when, yet because Ralph says so it’s fact.

    For months we have posted links to Senate Oversight Committee testimony that had Ralph’s own words; Proof that Ralph campaigned against 10 conservative Republicans on behalf of his client ELottery; Proof that Ralph conducted a PR campaign against HIS OWN CLIENT U.S. Senator Richard Shelby on behalf of Channel One (wonder why Shelby discontinued Ralph’s services); Proof Ralph conducted various schemes with Abramoff, including an attempted life insurance scam; Proof he assisted and directed a money laundering scheme to pimp conservatives for his cause. This list goes on and on.

    Debbie, when are you going to provide some facts that Casey did anything other than use good business sense?

    Anything the Reed campaign spews is immediately suspect because the corrupt nature of the candidate himself. And some of these people have the audacity to say Cagle is a RINO, a liberal, weak and a coward.

    Now time for some Prozac.

  17. Bill B. says:

    Maurice,
    No wonder you’re behind Cagle…you’re drugged up! If you weren’t so doped up on Prozac you could see:

    A guy who donates $1000 to Mark Taylor;

    A guy who walks out and fails to vote on protecting our private property rights;

    A guy making millions off his public service committee;

    A guy endorsed by the liberal teacher’s union GAE;

    A guy the liberal AJC and NYT love;

    is not a REAL Republican. He is a RINO. If he didn’t live in Hall County he would have run as a Democrat.

  18. Maurice Atkinson says:

    Bill B, you’re an absolute idiot. The prozac comment was in jest.

    So Casey gave 1,000 to Taylor, Ralph worked effectively to defeat 10 conservative Republican congressmen.

    As I have admonished Debbie, prepare a brief, have a press conference and file your ethics complaint.

    If Casey is a RINO, what does that make Ralph?

  19. GOPeach says:

    Lin duh-

    You never wanted to vote for Ralph girl.

    You have slandered him on this blog more than
    Casey has. You are so silly. When I read your
    post I nearly fell out of my chair.

    Do you suffer from MPD? If so I can get you
    some help. Seriously.

  20. GOPeach says:

    LOL-

    That would be like me saying..

    You know I have decided to vote for Ralph Reed
    ( just now) after seeing such negative ads from
    Casey.

  21. GOPeach says:

    Bill B.

    Thank You!

    Thank You Very Much!

    Today I called 237 people on
    the phones in my HOE. I am the HOE President.

    I had only 1 person say they were going
    with Casey ( reluctantly).

    EVERYONE else ( that I actually spoke
    with ) said they were leaning toward Ralph
    and they were going to vote on Tuesay,
    Only 3 people had already voted.

  22. bowersville says:

    GOPeach, will you send Erick and an email and be a national spokesperson for Ralph and quit digging up these OLD postings. If you would, I would appreciate it, because you have become old news. But I forgot, Ralph won’t let you speak to the national media, because, if you do, Ralph might might be exposed for what he is. DUH!

  23. Maurice Atkinson says:

    bowersville,,, “””Ralph won’t let you speak to the national media, because, if you do, Ralph might might be exposed for what he is. DUH! “””

    That would be a corrupt politician.

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