Is this one. Casey Cagle has really put himself in a difficult position on the tax issue. We’ll see what his plan is.
But let me tell you this — I just don’t buy the idea that he’s going to run for Governor in 2010. I really don’t. That’s not to say he isn’t looking at it and considering it, but I think he’s going to be in the Lt. Governor’s chair a little longer. He may have been able to get Ralph Reed, but I think even he realizes what a more difficult burden it would be to take out Isakson.
In his present position, I think Cagle can take some risks and offset those with his image as the mature and responsible one contrasted with the Speaker who comes off as the brash temperamental one.
I think, however, that for all the harsh words I and other have for the Speaker frequently, he should still be commended for taking on the very difficult issue of tax reform. And ending the car tax is not a bad platform to have. Just ask Jim Gilmore, who got elected Governor of Virginia on the issue.