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  1. ChiefofStaff65 says:

    Did anyone notice this little tidbit at the bottom:

    Update 2:25 p.m.: Information released by DNR under the state’s Open Records Act seems to contradict Oxendine’s campaign statements from Tuesday. First, Oxendine spokesman David Crim told the AJC that the shooter was an adult. The DNR report says it was a 14 year old. Second, Crim said Oxendine previously had a hunting license, but DNR records show Oxendine has not been a licensed hunter from 2000 through 2010.

    Trust this man to be Governor when his campaign team cannot verify simple facts…..No wonder Oxy wants the Fair Tax, all that math with regular taxes is a bit much for his team to handle….

    • trainsplz says:

      Aw c’mon, dude. It was probably a birthday trip for the kid or something, so they were a week off. In totally unjustified speculation, James W. Ox probably took little Johnny on similar birthday trips with crooked real estate cronies as a kid. It’s called fundamentals.

    • Republican Lady says:

      Excellent question! Wish I had thought of that.

      Is this the same supporter who gave Oxendine $120,000 in campagin contributions? Is the person a high official in an insurance company and if so, what is the name of the company?

      And who in this economy takes out a $250,000 line of credit on a house that is paid for if he is getting so much money from sponsors and Democratic Georgians? It it too big a gamble.

    • Silent Outrage says:

      Doug, the answer to your question is yes. Which is an ethics violation. This man has no business running for Governor, let alone serving as Insurance Commissioner.

      Do we really want to have a Rod Blagovich here in Georgia?

      A vote for Oxendine is a vote for Roy Barnes.

  2. Rick Day says:

    I don’t even know where to begin….

    And, sad as it is, you guys will all eventually support him over Barnes, just because that is what you do.

  3. r130211 says:

    Count this Republican among those who will NEVER support John Oxendine for anything. The only bright spot is when he is defeated for Governor, he won’t be the Insurance Commissioner any more, either!

  4. Progressive Dem says:

    “Accidents happen,” he said.“I think it’s simply a good object lesson. Hunter safety is a process…It’s unfortunate.” John Oxindine quote in AJC.

    Oxendine said his son has not had gun safety training.

    Commissioner Oxindine, the time to begin gun safety is before you go hunting with live ammunition and other people! The “process” as you call it, shouldn’t start with someone going to the emergency room with a gunshot wound.

    What a terribly irresponsible and negligent parent. This could have been worse. Thirty pellets in your leg is nothing to sneeze at. And the blame is squarely on the Insurance Commissioner, not a 13 year old boy. Oxindine is also wrong about this being “simply a good object lesson.” Shooting someone while hunting is not a good lesson in any way immaginable! This a terrible way to learn a lesson. Teach the child how to use a gun! And get a license, too. You can afford it, and it’s a good lesson for your sons. I’m fed up with stupid.

  5. IndyInjun says:

    Quail hunting with more than 3 shooters on the line is very dangerous. Generally the one in the middle takes the middle and the ones on the flanks cover those flanks. Two in the middle spells confusion and a crowded shooting line.

    Taking teens, especially the younger ones, out in a crowd is not safe. The hunters numbered 5 and 4 of them shot. Too many.

    Having a ANOTHER group of spectators 30 yards away was beyond crazy with a young shooter like that. Quail are unpredictable when they flush and might fly toward people.

    Oxendine is irresponsible, but we knew that.

    At least the lad didn’t dang near kill the victim, as Cheney came all to close to doing. (The distance at which Cheney’s lawyer was shot was a lot closer than reported, because some of the shot penetrated the chest, lodging all too close to the man’s heart.)

  6. ready2rumble says:

    This is amazing.

    Ox hunts on Yancey’s property (a guy he “hardly” knows), hasnt had a hunting license in 10 years, his son shots some one while hunting.
    Then he goes on TV and says it’s only an issue becasue he is in first place in the governors race. Plus he says he’ll go hunting with the guy he hardly knows again. This reality TV is amazing.

    • appachtrail70 says:

      This is not amazing. How would you feel if you were 13 and you shot someone? Don’t rub this in or make this political. Be the better man/woman. Ox is just terrible, but I’d rather vote for him than vote for someone who takes pleasure in his son’s accident.

      • ready2rumble says:

        I agree with you about his son. Ox could have said it was a bad thing for his son to go threw, Instead Ox makes it political by saying it’s only an issue because he is number one in the race for governor. Those were Ox’s words, and his choice.

        Not having a hunting license for the last ten years, and hunting at Yancey’s has nothing to do with his son. It just shows that he has poor judgement, and is not capable of be governor.

  7. IndyInjun says:

    Oxendine said his son has not had gun safety training.

    He can’t get a Georgia hunting license without it.

    • janna says:

      Yes, he can. Under the age of 15 I think it is, you can hunt under direct adult supervision without having had hunter safety.

  8. Dave says:

    Folks, it was an accident. It has no bearing on whether or not Ox is a bad guy. Just because the kid didn’t have shooting training, BFD! This story has absolutely nothing to do with politics. Give it a rest.

    • trainsplz says:

      The political part is whose land he was hunting on. The guy made verified illegal contributions to his campaign, and is a major player in the industry he supposedly regulates. Look it up – it’s pretty seedy. I agree that it’s a shame his kids got dragged into it, and I don’t care what he does on weekends.

  9. IndyInjun says:

    If he is as big on hunting with his sons as he says in that youtube he put out, doesn’t it stand to reason that he would have bought a hunting license in the last 5 years AND that the son(s?) would have had the mandatory hunter safety training to be allowed to get a license or hunt unattended before then?

    Or does he only hunt on cushy private preserves beyond the means of 95% of Georgia’s hunters.

    If he is trying to gain acceptance from outdoorsmen, he needs to quit being the biggest FAKE in Georgia.

    • AubieTurtle says:

      Ox a fake? Come on… how could he be a fake. Surely he knows that Georgia has the best hippo hunting in all of Antarctica. I’m sure he’ll tweet about it soon.

    • Republican Lady says:

      The point is to show a failed pattern of leadership skills. I feel for this kid as I did for Sara Palin’s daughter who became press fodder with her out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Kids should be able to trust their parents for protection, values, knowledge, and leadership.

      I do think we need to leave his son out of this but the key here is LEADERSHIP. It appears to be absent in Ox’s personal life to which it can be inferred that he will be lacking in his professional life. And that is why this is news. It’s not about the kid, it is about the dad.

      I hope the son will get any counseling he may need to deal with this unfortunate incident.

  10. Romegaguy says:

    How do we know that Ox didnt shoot the guy and is getting his son to take the blame in hopes it wont be as damaging to his campaign?

    • Republican Lady says:

      That is always a possibility and goes back to leadership skills. Leaders make the hard decisions and stick by them. Ox can’t, Karen can.

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