If I Read It Right

I got a note from Chip Rogers’s office denying he’s running against Saxby.

But then I deleted it quickly and now can’t remember for certain all the details. But I think I have that right.

Mr. Konop can stop sending me spam about this now.


  1. Bill Simon says:

    You read it right, Erick: Chip Rogers is NOT running against Saxby. I got that from someone very much in the know about Chip’s political career.

  2. Rpolitic says:

    Bill maybe some day people will let you in and you will have first hand knowledge.

    But alas you peddle second hand tripe.

  3. ConservativeCaucus says:

    No way that Senator Rogers runs in ’08. I personally think he has his eyes set on Lt. Governor in 2010 or 2014 (depending on Cagle).

    I wouldn’t have been surprised to see another state Senator take on Chambliss before the immigration bill hit a bump in the road. However, I bet Senator Chambliss opposes almost anything that comes out of the debate favoring “comprehensive immigration reform” from this point forward.

  4. MarkedExcess says:

    Oooooh, sounds like Erick’s suffering from some inter-blog sour grapes!!! Konop (at ControlCongress.com) breaks the story, the AJC picks it up, and Chip Rogers’ press release reaffirms Konop’s accuracy. Plus, Rogers never denies the issues Konop drew up between Chambliss and Rogers. Does anyone think Konop’s criticism of Chambliss was wrong?


  5. UGA Wins 2006 says:

    Checking the link left by Paladin8, every entry on Saxby’s blog is made by “PKF” and there is not a single response showing. Looks like a propoganda piece to me…..and no one is interested enough to even bother with a reply. Or everyone has written off Saxby already.

  6. Jeff Emanuel says:

    MarkedExcess, huh? You go from “inter-blog sour grapes” (yeah, we have a lot of that here — especially since we don’t have a blogroll or ever link to/promote other blogs) to “Does anyone think Konop’s criticism of Chambliss was wrong?”

    Ummm…when was that the question, partner? The issue here is a primary challenge to Saxby. Who cares what else Mr. Konop said?

  7. ugavi says:

    Posted this yesterday at 5:00pm in the Rumor keeps coming around…

    Chip’s statement:

    “I am humbled and flattered by the support of many who have asked me to run for United States Senate. My efforts in elective office have been solely focused on doing all I can for Georgia. I will continue to do exactly that – as a State Senator.

    “The most important obligation I have is to my wife and four young children. The sacrifices they must make to support me in my current position are more than I would like. While there may be a time I consider higher office; that time is not now.

    “I have great personal respect for both Senators Isakson and Chambliss. And while we may not agree on every issue, there is far more that unites us than separates us. I pledge my continued support to work with them to do what is right for Georgia and the United States.”

  8. MarkedExcess says:

    Jeff Emanuel — OK then, I’ll take it that you do agree with Konop’s criticisms of Chambliss.

  9. Rpolitic says:

    Konop like Simon has created his own little world of self importance. He also will be conveniently for what ever is the hot button issue. He must have a chapped finger from holding it out the window so much.

  10. MarkedExcess says:

    Rpolitic — I don’t always agree with Konop, but it’s impossible to fault him for being inconsistent on his issues or for being anything less than utterly independent.

    So, I take it that you too agree with Konop’s criticisms of Chambliss.

  11. rightofcenter says:

    Okay, I’ll play. I do not agree with Konop’s criticisms of Chambliss. I think those who are frothing at the mouths because Saxby is not conservative enough don’t live in the real world. No one elected to the Senate would be conservative enough for these folks. Or, if they were, they would be totally ineffective. God, please spare me from the ideologues from both sides.

  12. MarkedExcess says:

    How can you call yourself rightofcenter if you agree with Chambliss’ spending and education positions? (see exerpts from Konop’s post below)

    Out of Control Spending
    Saxby Chambliss has not found a pork bill he did not like: from the Highway Bill with its Bridge to Nowhere to the Energy Bill that gave billions to oil companies away while gas prices soar. Saxby’s irresponsible spending has put America close to $9 trillion in the red. The General Accounting office has warned Saxby that his addiction to pork spending will bankrupt our country.

    Saxby Chambliss is a strong supporter of the scandal-ridden, pork-filled No Child Left Behind legislation. Any honest school administrator will tell you this Big Government program has failed our kids and driven school expenses way up. The only winners are corporate lobbyists (who buy support for the program though campaign donations).


  13. LakeGuy says:

    Not trying to criticize, but I do not know why we are giving Konop so much discussion. Don’t really think he is worth it.

    There will not be a Republican with any credibility challenge Saxby. There may be someone like Konop who does, but like I said it will be some fringe, one-issue candidate that lacks credibility.

    Besides, we are not lucky enough to have someone like Chip Rogers represent us in the Senate. Wish we were though.

  14. LakeGuy says:

    And please don’t mistake my comments as support for Saxby’s positions because I don’t. I just accept the fact that he will not be beat unless he kills someone or something like that.

    Right on MarkedExcess.

  15. Bill Simon says:


    Oooh..let me guess: Robert Trim or Bart Brannon?

    BY the way, Political Insider is reporting this morning that Chip Rogers has stated he is NOT running against Saxby.

    So, RP, stick it up your ass, ya wuss.

  16. MarkedExcess says:

    I was just over at the AJC and found this interesting comment:

    By Troy
    June 14, 2007 11:21 AM | Link to this

    Sen. Rogers has not endorsed Mr. Chambless, only promised to work with him to what is “right,” not what what is wrong.

    Mr. Issacson has personally met with Sen. Rogers to seek his views on how to salvage his career. Mr. Chambless should do the same.

    Hope remains that Sen. Rogers could be pressured to run if Messr. Chambless and Issacson continue in their wicked ways.


  17. rightofcenter says:

    I didn’t say I agree with Saxby all the time, but I certainly agree with him much more than I disagree with him. As for the post from the AJC blog – let’s see, to quote an unnamed source from another blog is sort of like giving, what, 5th hand information? Gee, a lot of validity there.

  18. Paladin8 says:


    I am a political-junkie thats still in college (guess which one). I’ve been a fan of Saxby for the past few years, and decided to fire up a blog on my own volition this monday in support of him (hence no comments).

  19. IndyInjun says:

    RofC wrote “I think those who are frothing at the mouths because Saxby is not conservative enough don’t live in the real world. ”

    And I think that his apologists have to be on the GOP gravy train to make such an absurd statement.

    The man, after all, voted for the biggest social program since 1964, one bigger than the Dems did in FORTY YEARS OF CONTROL!!!!!

    It’s not that he is not “conservative enough” He is not a conservative AT ALL!

    By exactly what measure does one have to violate the very essence of fiscal conservatism to deserve the CONSEQUENCES for doing so? I cannot imagine a worse performance than that of Chambliss.

    Some of us are begging for the GOP to right itself, but folks like YOU are in a denial that anything is wrong. 2006 was a wake-up call and you slept through it.

    The way things are headed the GOP is headed to a much-deserved extinction as a political party. The cracks are showing even here.

    Y’ all think Georgia is irrevocably in the “R” column. You are wrong.

  20. Rpolitic says:

    Oh Bill,
    Call all the names you like whine about what you will and go ahead and pat yourself on the back for “knowing” the obvious.

    As a self proclaimed rumor monger quit whining when someone speaks the truth. The fact is you deal in second hand trash. You are shunned by those both inside and outside the system and while for a time your bully blog had some affect folks have realized there is not enough viagra in the world to make your opinions potent.

    If you want to be a real man stop being so Putin like and quit censoring your blog

  21. Rpolitic says:

    Oh and your buddy John I was a methodist for my congressional run but am now an angry jew on this blog, konop doesn’t have any special line to any real knowledge either.

  22. Bill Simon says:

    Rpolitic (Robert Trim),

    Let’s see: You’ve gotten arrested once…you’ve earned the reputation for being the sleaziest consultant out there…you don’t have any friends save a handful in Cherokee County and your one client in Cobb…so, keep on trying to put me down, Clown. The more vigorous your vitriol is towards me and my writing, the more that REALLY means it IS getting deep under your skin and you don’t like it one little bit.

    But…keep your chin up…the Cobb County GOP BBQ is coming around again…maybe there will be a 12-year-old boy there you can yell at and threaten…again. You like being a bully to kiddies, don’t you?

  23. GOPeach says:


    Is John Konop a Jew or a Methodist?

    My husband is a Jewish believer in Yeshuah ( the Hebrew name for Jesus Christ). He is known as a COMPLETED Jew. One who knows his Messiah.

    Is John Konop a born-again Christian with a Jewish background or a Jew trying to be a Methodist Christian?

    Please explain!

  24. GOPeach says:

    Bill Simon:


    Your comments smack once again of having a huge plank sticking out of your eye as you try to get specks out of others…

    John Konop obviously had no clue that politics is brutal on wives, kids, and families. Few kids can endure people like yourself.

    You would be totally shocked at how many kids you are distroying with your “Political Slime”.
    I guess you think 12 year olds are not on the internet reading how you smeer their mothers and fathers… they ” Google their name and BAM-
    there is Bill Simon trashing their dad ( or mom).

    The older you get – the more you should look over your shoulder … Would you like the person who attacks your parents.

    Think about it dear.

  25. GOPeach says:

    Hide and watch Bill. You can mark my words.

    You clearly live in an ” out of touch with family life” bubble. Blood is thicker than politics and the sons & daughters of candidates sacrifice a lot and take a lot of flack . They take your smear tactics very personal and they have a long memory…. Especially republicans.

    …and speaking of Children of the Corn …
    SHUKCS – you do live in COBB County and you have been quite EAR-atating.

    Bottom line … these kids are BOILING mad with you Bill.

  26. Bill Simon says:

    Why? Because I post the truth about their parents?

    Boy…nice “family values” those parents teach their kids. Be mad at someone for pointing out the truth about someone. Those are the kinds of kids who grow-up in cults.

  27. Bill Simon says:

    Oh, by the way, Peachy, Bob Koncerak and Scott Johnson’s kids are STILL waiting for an apology from YOU for all of your smears on Bob and Scott….Just how good does that shoe taste that is crammed in your mouth, Peachy?

  28. GOPeach says:

    Look – Billy
    You are such a shegetz!

    You schlep so much dreck in here because you have convinced a select few schmos that you are a second rate maven.

    No kids are waiting for any appolgies from me – LOL… you are sooo silly … and very clueless.

    F > O > C > U > S Billy—

    This thread is not about YOUR UNRESOLVED
    issues … ( I suggest you resolve them or it will be hell to pay in the months ahead).

    Scott and Bob fed you a bunch of kvetch … They played you BIG TIME.. You bit the bait and now you look like the schmuck – But I know better and does many others.

    Oh— I would like to see you cram a shoe in my mouth. You would have to dig my sons’ foot out of your tuche. Not good.

  29. Donkey Kong says:

    Are either of you going to the Cobb BBQ? I’d love to meet both of you. And then sell tickets to a Peachy-Simon Golden Gloves match.

  30. Bill Simon says:


    I don’t physically hit women…however, when they argue in inane ways on a blog, they should be treated as an equal.

    But, in answer to your question, I am planning on attending the Cobb BBQ.

  31. Donkey Kong says:


    I should be there too. Come get some popcorn or cotton candy and we’ll get to meet. But you’ll have to buy one of the two before I tell you my name 😉

  32. GOPeach says:


    I will not be at the Cobb BBQ because I wil be Jamestown VA – 400 th Anniversary with my grandkids. It should be amazing. Maybe I will
    YOUTUBE our visit for all to see.

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