Statement by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle

April 15, 2009 13:22 pm

by Buzz Brockway · 4 comments

Here’s a portion of Cagle announcement as posted at the Political Insider:

I have experienced pain in my back and neck for years, but during this past legislative session, the pain worsened. At times my arm was numb and the pain spread. Therefore, as part of preparing to run, I visited my physician. That doctor’s appointment significantly changed the way my life will look for the next several months.

I’ve been diagnosed with some serious nerve and bone problems and a degenerative spinal condition. The issue could be hereditary or it could be the result of an old injury, but the unfortunate reality is that it requires immediate surgical treatment.

The good news is that my odds of making a full recovery without long term nerve or muscle damage are high. Left untreated, the lasting affects could be severe. However, fully focusing on treatment and healing without long term problems will severely restrict my ability to campaign for much of this year.

I feel a deep obligation to Georgia’s future, while I also have a strong sense of duty to my family. I want to serve the citizens of our state, but I also need to stay healthy so I can provide for my wife and three sons, the oldest one of whom just began his college education.

Georgia needs a strong Governor, but Nita and my boys also need a dad who can provide for them well into the future.

The only way I can balance both obligations is to make the difficult decision to end our campaign for Governor and seek re-election to the office of Lt. Governor.

It would be wrong to tell the thousands of Georgians who want to support a gubernatorial campaign that I am in the race when I simply cannot give it my full attention for most of this year.

I expect to make a full recovery by next year’s legislative session and intend to campaign vigorously for re-election at the appropriate time. As of Monday, my schedule will be adjusted accordingly to make time to address my medical needs.

fishtail April 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

I wonder if Casey’s back troubles come from doing nocturnal u-turns on the chenille spreads at the way-stop motels on the BRAG route? Also may help explain his pattern baldness.

bluemcduff April 16, 2009 at 12:20 am

I wonder if Casey’s back troubles come from doing nocturnal u-turns on the chenille spreads at the way-stop motels on the BRAG route? Also may help explain his pattern baldness.

Fishtail, that was totally uncalled for–are you personally attacking him to be spiteful or are you just trolling?

I hope Casey makes a full recovery and that he can return to the Georgia Senate should he be able to do so.

North Ga Indy April 16, 2009 at 10:57 am

Oxendine has to be the frontrunner at this point. Cagle was his only real opposition in the Primary. Here comes Governor John W. Oxendine. GO OXENDINE!!!

jenny April 16, 2009 at 6:45 pm

This condition must be affecting Cagle’s brain. That would explain why he wants to give $250,000 grants of tax payer money to establish medical clinics across the state that cater for free to the illegal alien population.

And perhaps that explains the legislation that came through the Senate this year. I think Chip Rogers should go in for a check up. He must have something serious. And David Shafer, for that matter. Especially David Shafer.

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