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Voters wearing personal politics on their sleeves

Georgians who want to wear their politics on their sleeves, bumpers, aprons or even boxer shorts are turning to online marketplaces that let people create and sell their own style of commentary.

Among the barbed wares: “Sonny Did Not” and “Mark Taylor the Fat Guy” T-shirts, jabbing at the gubernatorial candidates’ ads.

Whether you want to spoof Mark Taylor, as Dan Summers did, Sonny Perdue or any other politician, Web sites offer a marketplace.

“I think Mark Taylor is a good guy and everything, but obviously I am a Perdue man,” said Dan Summers, a 40-year-old Republican from LaGrange. He created the “Fat Guy” T-shirt through CafePress.com.

A run for president of Ghana in Gwinnett

One woman asked Akufo-Addo about his health care plan. Another demanded to know why Ghana was spending $20 million on an Independence Day celebration. Several people wanted to hear Akufo-Addo’s vision for improving the West African democracy’s lackluster economy.

The scene Saturday looked straight of Ghana, down to the Ashanti tribal chief seated in the front row.

Only the location was Duluth, more than 5,000 miles from the Ghanaian capital of Accra. And many of the roughly 200 Ghanaians gathered in the Gwinnett Civic Center ballroom couldn’t vote in their native land.

Honeycutt aims to woo GOP skeptics

Congressional candidate Deborah Honeycutt’s husband, Andrew, made a bold prediction recently.

He compared himself to Joe Namath, the brash quarterback who guaranteed his New York Jets would beat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl.

“She’s going to win,” Andrew Honeycutt told a group at Morrow City Hall.

With McKinney out, 4th District race ‘off the radar’

Davis, Johnson’s opponent, said she believes she and Johnson are on equal footing.

“He’s got to convince the voters that he’s the candidate of choice just like I do,” she said.

Davis, a human resources manager for Sprint/Nextel, opposes abortion and favors “school choice” in the form of vouchers, home schooling and charter schools.

Johnson, a lawyer and former DeKalb commissioner, advocates economic development in the district, lowering health-care costs and withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq as soon as possible.

3 comments

  1. Loren says:

    I thought two things when I saw the article on the 4th District race in this morning’s paper.

    First, I was disappointed that I wasn’t even mentioned. In an article with a theme about a candidacy that ostensibly has no chance of winning, you’d think I’d be a natural to include.

    Second, even though I was told I wouldn’t have been invited to a debate, I’m disappointed that there won’t be one. Because the polls suggest that Johnson is a “shoo-in,” the press opt to treat him like one? I understand the demands of limited resources, but it still strikes me as a disservice to the Fourth District voters who aren’t on the left.

    However, I am glad to learn of the three candidate forums on the calendar. I plan to be at all three, whether or not they allow me to participate.

  2. Mad Dog says:

    mercergirl

    We can make t-shirts that say Sonny Do and then t-shirts that say Sonny DO DO … sell them from the same booth.

    Same with Taylor and big vs. fat.

    We just gotta make sure we have them the right and the left side…. but what do we put in the middle?

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