I’m not putting this squarely on Marlow, or saying that he’s the only one who does it (Miami-raised “product of the North Georgia mountains” Ralph Reed comes to mind immediately as another example), but he’s the one who sparked my ire a bit tonight. I’ve been out of touch for a few days, but I just saw on the TV for the first time Marlow’s commercial about “learning values” while “growing up in northeast Georgia.”
Dude. Sir. Mister Marlow.
You live in Atlanta.
Why do you need to obfuscate the truth to make it sound like you live in the district you’re running in when you don’t? Why not just be honest? You can still run.
And yes, I’d be saying this to any Republican who did the same, if they were important or memorable enough for me to even notice where they do or don’t live (which is to say, if it ain’t Marlow, Broun, or Whitehead — two of whom live in the district — then they don’t really matter, for practical purposes).