…In a column published in this morning’s Athens Banner-Herald.
The column entitled “Taking Georgia Democrats to the woodshed via e-mail” frequently quotes an e-mail sent by Dr. Ruth Green to the “powers that be” at the Georgia Democratic Party. Dr. Green poses a litany of questions to the state’s Democrats including, Who constitutes Georgia’s slate of Democratic leaders?; What are they doing except saying ‘DONATE’?; Why is there seemingly nobody with credibility opposing Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-GA?; and Why is there seemingly no statewide Democratic organization even though Democrats have a good chance to elect the new president?
What was Bill Shipp’s response to all these questions?
A somewhat back-handed compliment about a recent e-mail he received from the Democratic Party of Georgia touting their new website (www.georgiademocrat.org)…
Perhaps Green is too harsh on Democrats in the midst of this ho-ho-ho season. Democrats are really not so bad, are they? Just a couple of weeks ago, I received a glowing note from the party informing me that donkey supporters have given a breathtaking $7,000 to construct a party Web site. The party wanted to know if I could donate a bit more.
Bill Shipp, the Dean of Georgia Politics, then ended his column with a very snarky answer to the Democrats’ latest fundraising pitch…
I decided to wait. I want to see first what Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his gun-hating, immigrant-loving maverick supporters may offer as a possible third party. This two-party system is wearing a bit thin, especially when one party seems to have become the perpetually polite loser and excuse maker.
Who wants to dispute Bill Shipp’s claim?