How is Nathan Deal’s resignation playing in the press? Here’s John Fund in the Wall Street Journal:
Only three months ago Mr. Deal was highly critical of Ms. Handel for resigning her own state post, saying: “Nathan Deal has taken an oath to serve the people of Georgia and has a clear record of completing his terms.”
Here’s another explanation. By stepping down now, the nine-term incumbent effectively ends a House Ethics Committee probe of his business dealings involving a state contract in Georgia to salvage autos.