“Everything’s fine,” said state Rep. Terry England, R-Auburn. “Everybody’s supporting him. We’re going to go back and work for the people of Georgia.”
England and colleague Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, were part of a failed effort in 2008 to install state Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as speaker due to concerns about Richardson’s bullying style and emotional outbursts. Lawmakers say he’s learned his lesson and toned it down.
Thought for the day: the most effective Republican leader in the state still is the guy who only a few weeks ago tried to take his life. That is a sad and pathetic commentary on the state of the GOP in Georgia. It becomes more and more apparent every day that the GOP did not so much as win the state as the Democrats lost it and history gave way to the inevitable.
I suspect we’re going to see some new GOP leaders on the rise this coming year, assuming the 9th Congressional District race doesn’t suck them all in like a vacuum.