This went out to a pile of people from State Representative Austin Scott. One of them forwarded it on. I love his signature:
I am sure that you are aware of the newspaper article that was posted online. I am disappointed that your level of respect for the caucus is that we get confirmation of the rumors through the news instead of from you. Reminds me of the courage of the Prince in the movie Gladiator.
Supporter of Glenn Richardson Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
For the members who have not seen the news, please see below.
Benton, England back Richardson’s ouster
Staff Writer http ://www.braseltonnewstoday.com/authors/23-Staff-Writer
Thursday, July 17. 2008
Rep. Tommy Benton and Rep. Terry England (Jackson & Barrow counties) are backing an effort to oust Rep. Glenn Richardson as speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.
Benton, (R-Jefferson) and England (R-Winder) were among a handful of disgruntled legislators who were scheduled to announce support this week for Rep. David Ralston, Blue Ridge, in challenging Richardson, who is best known as the author of legislation attempting to replace property taxes throughout Georgia with an increased sales tax.
“I’m supporting Mr. Ralston,” said Benton by phone from Oklahoma, as he returned from a conference.
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