Bipartisan Senate

Casey Cagle wants bipartisanship in the Senate. He even wants a Democrat to chair a committee.

On the night before his swearing-in as the first Republican lieutenant governor in Georgia history, Casey Cagle said Sunday he’d appoint at least one Democrat as chairman of a Senate committee as part of an effort to demonstrate a bipartisan leadership style.

At times giddy and at other times clearly exhausted, Cagle said he’d model his first term after a Democratic predecessor, Pierre Howard, who worked with Republicans as well as members of his own party.

I wonder if he’ll take Robert Brown’s minimum wage proposal seriously. I hope not.


  1. You mean as opposed to last year when 2 Democrats chaired committees?

    I think a much better gesture of bipartisanship would be to allow the minority party to appoint the minority members of committees, much like it is done in Congress.

    I think that would overall improve the quality of the legislature and the legislation that emerges from it.

  2. RuralDem says:

    Well… who’s the big Cagle fan on here? Is it Bull Moose? I, myself, am starting to become somewhat of a Cagle fan. It’s about time we have someone put partisan politics to the side. Only thing is, it’ll hurt his chances in ’10 if he runs for Governor. It’d be a good strategy in the General but he won’t make it through a GOP primary with talk of bipartisanship in a GOP controlled state.

  3. Actually RuralDem, if he only appoints one Democrat as a committee chair it will look bipartisan but actually it will be only 50% as many as the Republicans before him. He wins!

  4. VictoratGaImproper says:


    1) Who mentioned minimum wage? 2) Who accepted campaign donations from the Title Pawn Industry? 3) What rate do we allow in Georgia? 300%?
    Hurry, quick, someone recite the Ten Commandments. This place is sooo Biblical…

    1) “However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way.” (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)

    2) “If thou lend money to any of My people, even to the poor with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; neither shall ye lay upon him interest.” (Exodus, 22:24 [6])

    3) “In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken interest and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by oppression, and hast forgotten Me, saith the Lord GOD.” (Ezekiel 22:12)

    from the back pew,

  5. Bull Moose says:

    Good to see you coming around RuralDem…

    See Leaders see things in terms of getting things done. They don’t worry about taking credit and stuff like that. If you do the right thing, it works out in the end.

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