I just got this email from John Oxendine’s campaign. I’ve laughed the whole way through it. I can only assume he did not actually write or approve this. At least I hope not. If so, we may need to publicly call for him to release his I.Q. and submit to a brain scan to make sure he isn’t becoming mentally disabled.
My comments are in bold/italics.
I call upon the Governor to implement The Georgia Energy Emergency Plan. The Governor needs to consider every-other-day gas purchases and set minimum and maximum limits to prevent topping off and hoarding.
How about just allowing gas stations to raise prices to discourage excessive purchases? People will buy what they need instead of buying to fill up their tank, even though they get 25 miles to the gallon and live 10 miles from their office.
I call upon the Governor to have the Georgia State Patrol, on a rotating schedule, integrate their regular patrol duties at gas stations to both keep the peace and enforce common sense. Georgia, in particular Atlanta, is on the national news every day. There was a media report on one national network where an out of state driver pulled up to a station, broke in line, and filled up both his truck and his boat. When approached by Georgia residents, he refused to stop and gloated he was going to the lake for some fun.
Yes, to hell with murders, robberies, carjackings, and gang violence. Patrol the gas stations! Send out the national guard!
This must stop.
I’d like to think you’re talking about your email, but you keep going on with this insanity.
I call upon the Governor to bring the bi-partisan leadership of Georgia together upon his return this weekend. Georgians have asked why our taxpayer funded leaders are not meeting on this crisis as our Federal leaders have been.
The crisis is only affecting metro Atlanta. Why not just get Atlanta leaders together?
I stand with the taxpayers of Georgia and call upon the Governor to convene a Georgia Leadership Summit of our state Constitutional officers, the Legislative leadership, county and local leaders and leaders from business and consumer groups. I urge we meet at our own expense and not at taxpayer expense.
Yes, let’s get everyone up to Atlanta to use even more gas and drive up taxpayer costs at a time we’re furloughing assistant district attorneys.
I call upon the Governor and our Georgia Congressional Delegation to invite President Bush, Speaker Pelosi, Senate Leader Reed, the Secretary of Energy and the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency to Atlanta for a Town Hall meeting with Georgians.
See above. And Harry doesn’t spell his last name R-E-E-D. BONUS FEATURE: The cops won’t be able to patrol the gas stations if they’re busy with this gas guzzling security nightmare! Send in the National Guard!
The real reason that Georgians face this crisis is that the Federal government, on a bi-partisan basis, has refused to allow additional refineries to be built over the past thirty years. Due to this inept policy, Georgia taxpayers are enduring this crisis.
About the only thing that makes sense in this whole damn email.
Um, you might not be ready to run for Governor if you’re going to send out insanity like this, John.