The barometer will not seek re-election

Angela Speir that is.

Angela Speir, the self-described “people’s commissioner” on the Georgia Public Service Commission, will not run for re-election this fall, Speir said Thursday.

“I feel called to serve in a different way,” Speir said. “I want to help people and I want to work in an organization where the goals are compatible with that.”

I call her the barometer because if you ever wanted to gauge the strength of the GOP vote in a precinct all you’ve had to do these past four years is see what Angela Speir’s share of the vote was. She ran a campaign with virtually zero funding and zero statewide regular appearances, yet she was able to win.


  1. Romegaguy says:

    Please God/dess let someone pro-consumer get in this race so that the idiot Forster doesnt have a free race

  2. Icarus says:

    Angela Speir was not only able to win, but completely changed the tone at the PSC. She will be missed.

  3. Icarus says:

    Libertarians often have shots.

    Jack, Tequila, whatever,

    Then they chase it with beer, smoke some weed, pop a few pills, and then post here about how much they miss C.J.’s landing in Buckhead…

  4. ChuckEaton says:

    I don’t think the GOP will be nominating Larry Craig – due to the district residency requirement of course.

  5. davidinflowerybranch says:

    Bill G.,

    Why would you want the Libertarians to have a shot… aren’t you an alternate delegate to the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION!

    Holy Crap Batman! What is your deal????!!!!

  6. Bill Simon says:


    I don’t recall the word “conservative” requiring one to never partake in alcohol consumption and “hang out” in a room with wild women in it.

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