Their leadership acts like petulant children. Here’s Dick Pettys’s opening:
Ten days on, the bad reviews of the 2008 legislative session just keep on coming. Not only have they not abated, they’ve widened to encompass more targets.
The initial target, naturally enough, was Speaker Glenn Richardson. He should be used to it by now. It’s his session-ending zingers that get him in the day-after headlines and in the following day’s editorials. (In 2007, it was the one about the governor showing his backside. In 2008, it was his taunting of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to “stand up and be a man.”)
But the editorial targets have widened now to include Gov. Sonny Perdue and the lieutenant governor. Perdue, after six years at the helm, should be accustomed to some heat. But for Cagle, it’s a relatively new – and probably unexpected – experience.
While at least one newspaper has called for Richardson’s ouster, nobody other than Richardson has yet called for Cagle’s ouster.
At least the Lt. Governor actually rose above this whole mess for the most part and the Governor was kind enough to go to China, though rude enough to come back.
Senator Cecil Staton, writing in the Telegraph over the weekend, wrote, “The people of Georgia are owed an apology.” Personally, I think we ought to go the route of Texas and only allow them to meet every other year.