23 comments

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Erick,

    I heard a rumor through the very long grapevine that Martin is running a clean campaign. He wants to highlight the sharp policy differences, not sling mud about Cagle.

    Does that trump a cool looking logo?

  2. Chris says:

    Right on the front page, the first text to load and display is:

    Please fill out the following information to recieve Cagle Race News

    Kinda destroys the whole mood to be greeted by such a simple error.

  3. jackson says:

    Yeah Mad Dog. Clean Campaign. Wasnt Martin’s first press release “The ball for sprawl and special favors” implying Cagle would sell his intergrity for a simple campaign contribution. Doesnt sound to clean to me. Sounds lame.

  4. rugby_fan says:

    “Clean campaign” means no negative ads because I am pretty sure I won’t be able to afford a serious media buy.

    I liked the other CC’s logo too.

  5. landman says:

    There could not be a clearer contrast between two candidates running for this office…a proven Conservative Leader that shares the values of the majority of the citizens of this great state and a bleeding heart,defese attorney liberal.Cagles campaign will run a clean campaign but you can be assured that Joel and Brad are going to clearly define this contrast between the two.

    Martin can take cheap shots from the bleachers about Cagles integrety and those of his supporters but there is no traction to such lame accusations and is very telling of Martin’s liberal pedigree and class warfare mentality.

    CASEY CAGLE …. Georgia’s next Lt. Gov

  6. Mad Dog says:

    Bill,

    Don’t correct Cagle. He’ll throw a sissy fit then run to tell his mommy.

    See these stories:

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    April 14, 2004 Wednesday Home Edition

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    April 12, 2004 Monday Home Edition

    “During the session, Sen. Casey Cagle (R-Gainesville) was so irritated by Couch’s public criticism of his legislation that he asked Perdue to fire her, Capitol insiders say. Cagle declined to comment. ”

    You’ve been warned!

  7. Mojo says:

    Cagle looks like a baby eating troll who, periodically, descends from the mountains to harass the villagers. j/k…no I’m not.

  8. gatormathis says:

    Casey and I toured several booths at the Big Pig Jig in Vienna Saturday, Georgia’s premeir BBQ contest. He was well received at each one and confronted with numerous issues.

    We went from the immigration issue, fire department issues, education issues, right on down the list. One group who worked in the film industry wanted to know the possibilities of returning the tax incentives back to that industry removed by the dems years ago. It was amazing to listen how many folms were made here before the incentives were hacked out, only to be replaced by the folks in Canada, where a lot of films were made immediately after this occurred.

    Several race fans picked at Casey about Casey Kahne, and Cagle replied, think Kahne all you want if it helps you to remember to pull Casey Cagle on election day. He spent a couple hours here after attending the State Fair in Perry where he said they was a really great crowd also.

    A statewide race will give anyone a workout, especially someone who dosen’t mind getting out with the people, visiting, and confronting the many issues that concern the citizens of this Great State.
    My hats off to all the candidates who have the patience and fortitude to endure such an endeavor.

  9. Mad Dog says:

    Gator,

    You’re right. We (I) should show respect for every candidate who has the courage to put their reputation on the line.

    It’s a rare type of courage, and just as valuable as facing bullets.

    MD

  10. Jeff Emanuel says:

    If there’s any doubt about that, look around the world at some fledgling democracies and republics, where it is not only “as valuable as facing bullets,” but is literally the same thing.

  11. gatormathis says:

    Talking about bullets, where did I see that an official in Iraq or somewhere, I think a mayor type was accused of Rambo type behavior. Seems he was being kidnapped and one of his captors laid down his machine gun down near him.

    Probably facing impending death and/or torture, the guy grabs up the weapon and began shooting his way clear of these guys. It’s amazing when faced with certain circumstances what one must or will do to survive. I hope we never get to this point over here.
    Did I read this in a post on here, or elsewhere, help me remember, and if anyone has a link to the story, please post it.

  12. Mad Dog says:

    Jeff,

    Interesting comment.

    What do you think of reporters that are killed trying to report the truth in fledgling democracies, republics, the former USSR, Africa, ….

    MD

  13. Jeff Emanuel says:

    I respect the reporters who put their lives on the line to go witness actual events, and thus report them accurately. The embedded reporters in the early stages of the Iraq war are a good example of that — these people put their lives on the line next to the troops, and the American people were better informed as a result.

    The AP, Reuters, etc. “reporters” who simply reside in the Hotel Intercontinental in Baghdad, in contrast, are no more eyewitnesses to events than the anchors to whom they report each evening. They receive (or purchase) their information, footage, etc. from others, and pass on knowledge that is no less secondhand than it would be were that middle man bypassed and the news simply reported by the anchor him/herself.

    However, the reporters who risk life and limb to get the real story out — while they voluntarily accept the risk of life and limb inherent in their undertaking — are generally worthy of respect, both for their bravery and for their commitment to the ideal of making authentic information accessible to the public.

    Now, I’m sure that soldiers who had embeds with them in Iraq would report mixed feelings about having another mouth to feed, having to share preciously rationed water, and having someone else’s life to protect (I did not have reporters with my teams in any conflict, as we were what’s known as “Black” — no racial message intended 😉 — so I cannot report on this firsthand; all I can do is, like the reporters in the Intercontinental, go by what I’ve been told on the matter of soldier opinion); however, the mission of the reporters themselves, and their willingness to enter the muck and the trenches to accomplish it, is, in my opinion, worthy of respect and, in many cases, admiration.

  14. Rusty says:

    Jeff,
    By that logic, the best reporting on a hurricane comes from the guy standing in the center of it getting blown over by 140 MPH winds. I don’t buy it.

  15. Mad Dog says:

    Jeff,

    Been out of town. Nearly missed your response.

    My favorite reporter was from Indiana. I don’t think you knew him. (lol)

    Ernie Pyle.

    He was shot to death riding in a jeep.

    But, what I wanted to ask you, but you answered very well, … what about the “shootings” of JFK, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, George Wallace, attempts at shooting Gerald Ford, the shooting of President Reagan, the dud grenade hurled at G.W.Bush, …

    Do you list these as signs of democracy or as signs of emerging democracy?

    My point being that … support troops get killed in combat “zones” under mess tents, riding in trucks, etc etc etc.

    There is no one criteria that fits every situation.

    Martin Luther King faced death every day once he reached the public eye as a leader of a freedom movement.

    That he died in on a hotel balcony has no place in that equation.

    Sorry to send you “bait” and then ambush you. Not really. Just giving you a heads up for next time. IF you didn’t know.

  16. Rusty says:

    Jeff,
    I’m a little curious what you think is so different about covering a war versus covering the weather or, to give another example of where “embedded reporting” is a flawed concept, a football game (sideline reporters who accomplish nothing other than to set coaches up to regurgitate platitude after mind-numbing platitude).

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