Interview with Sue Everhart

In the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Q: There’s been some talk from some different areas about a special session over the governor’s budget vetoes. It seems as if there’s a rift between the speaker of the House and the governor. Is there anything you can do as the leader of the state party to bridge that gap?

A: In any party, you have people that become disenchanted. We become disenchanted from time to time with our families. We don’t always agree.

If I thought there was a real problem in any way with the members of the House, Senate and the governor’s office, I would tell them if I thought it was a big problem.

Our guys are pretty passionate. I know they all care for the citizens of Georgia. In the end, they work together for a common goal, which is to improve life for all of us.

When you talk about the budget dispute, this is something that amazes me: I have never in my lifetime heard of our leadership fussing and disagreeing on how to save me money. It’s usually about how to spend my money. So I’m pretty excited that they are passionate and having words about how to save me money. So I’d say, “Go for it.”


  1. Bill Simon says:

    Wow! An intelligent response to a newspaper reporter by a state party chair WITHOUT a political director having to write one for her (could Alec have composed this in his mnind? Not likely…)

    Sue’s still The One!

  2. jsm says:

    I am impressed with Sue so far. She contacted me about the sign confiscation problem at the state convention and said that won’t happen while she’s chairman.

    Everything I’ve seen from her to this point has been first class. She does seem to be pulling for Chambliss’ re-election, but I hope somehow the GOP primary will give her someone else to work for in the ’08 general election.

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