Everyone is paying attention to the problems in the House, but the Senate GOP is not off the hook.
Allegedly, the alleged eye-witness to the alleged and long rumored incident with the Lt. Governor is going to speak publicly an deny having seen what everyone says she originally said she saw. That is terrific news and, should it come to pass, we need to wonder why this thing festered for so long to the point that so many people were treating it as fact.
In fact, as I told a friend today, I have not once spoken to a Democrat about the incident. The people who told me about it and have been continuing to talk about it are Republican legislators, staffers, lobbyists, and members of the Executive Branch of government — Republicans all.
In any event, Senators seem to be under the impression that they are in the clear, save the Lt. Governor. Nothing could be further from the truth and the problems in the Senate will come out sooner or later.
With all the salacious problems going on right now related to strippers, scotch, and sex, one might hope the Senate backed fundraiser for Eric Johnson might be, at least, postponed as it has the strong appearance of selling access to State Senators.
In a letter signed by Tommie Williams, Chip Rogers, Dan Moody, Don Balfour, and Jack Hill, and paid for by Johnson for Georgia, the Senators invite people to a reception for Senator Johnson at Ansley Golf Club. They write, “We hope you’ll be abl to join Eric and us that evening.”
There is nothing per se wrong with this at all and it is not at all uncommon to do. But given the present predicament, that the legislature will soon meet, etc. this has the taint of buying access connected to it.
They might want to postpone it and chalk it up to being a victim of bad timing.
You can see the invite below the fold.