This seems rather weak to me.

As has been previously mentioned, the Senate overrode the Governor’s veto.

What a bunch of pansies. They chose the most self-serving of bills to override the Governor’s veto.

Last year, they went through much ballyhooed kabuki dancing over legislation to require greater transparency in the Executive Branch — I’m talking about Jill Chambers’ legislation. The House and Senate both passed the bill (I think unanimously). The Governor vetoed it.

What do the Senators do? They ignore the strong message an override on that veto would send and instead decide to vote on the *most* self-serving piece of legislation. They want their own budget office.

That’s not leadership by the Senate. That craptacularly self-serving.

9 comments

  1. Jace Walden says:

    Erick,

    Remember that “lapdog” graphic for the HOR you made a while back? Right, that one.

    I suggest you change it from the HOR to the SENATE. Thank you.

  2. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Come on Erick, they’re holding the rest of the bills and will use them as leverage later on in the session. But you’re, it’s still self-serving.

  3. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    ooops, should read:
    But you’re correct, it’s still self-serving.

    ***Didn’t want you to think I meant that you were self-serving********

  4. Icarus says:

    I really don’t understand the problem with the Senate’s actions here.

    The Gov and the Speaker had juvenille temper tantrums last year, each screaming that they were in charge.

    If they immediatly override, they’re the Speaker’s lap dog, if they fail to override, they’re the Governor’s lap dog.

    They’ve now shown they’re willing to override, as well as protected their turf by guaranteeing equal acess to state budget numbers. Good for them.

    They now are in a position of being able to deal with both the House and the Gov on equal footing.

    They didn’t ask for these cards, they were dealt them. I see no reason for them to give away any leverage they have in this situation, especially since they are the ones who were fighting for budget cuts and tax breaks when this mess started, while the House and the Governor were arguing over who gets what pork.

  5. Rpolitic says:

    I think it is quite amazing that all together the 4 of them LTGOV, PRES PROTEM, MAJLDR, and MINLDR found the half testicle to get this far.

  6. Bill Simon says:

    “Pansies” is the best description. I’ll drop the other “p” word in the future.

    Eric Johnson is definitely President Protem of the State Pansies. Oooh-boy!

  7. Scorch some Senate Pantseats to get this HB 91 moving again and show some transparent behinds.

    http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2007_08/sum/hb91.htm

    “A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 4 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to organization of the executive branch generally, so as to require each department, commission, authority, and agency of the executive branch of government to provide certain reports annually to the General Assembly; to provide for the contents of such reports; to provide for the time of submitting such reports; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. “

  8. Bull Moose says:

    Maybe we should start an effort to publicly lobby for the override of Jill Chambers’ transparency bill?

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