Getting rumors that the Governor will not be denied his coronation of a Secretary of State, and that he’s now going with Brian Kemp.
If true, he has totally missed the point. And Kemp, if he accepts, has as well.
Neither Kemp nor MacGinnitie need to be appointed nor annointed. Find a qualified interim and let the voters decide who belongs in this office.
UPDATE: The AJC is now reporting the same here, with this as the money quote:
A source close to the situation Monday said Perdue was moving toward naming Kemp in part, the source said, to give him a leg up in the 2010 election.
Why does the Governor feel compelled to give someone “a leg up” on an election? Why didn’t the Governor endorse Kemp a year ago if he feels so compelled? And why wasn’t Kemp his first choice when the opportunity to appoint him came up originally?