Our friends Jim Tharpe and Aaron Sheinin at the AJC have the scoop:
Gov. Sonny Perdue said Thursday he will appoint a “special attorney general” to challenge federal health care legislation signed into law this week by President Obama.
Perdue made the announcement a day after state Attorney General Thurbert Baker, a Democrat running for governor, told Perdue, a Republican, he would not pursue a lawsuit.
“He’s refusing to do that and I can’t force him to do that,” Perdue said of Baker.
The governor said the state constitution gives him the leeway to appoint a special attorney general if the elected attorney general fails to carry out the wishes of the governor.
Click thru the link, get the rest of the details, and also see that DPG Chair Jane Kidd has submitted an open records request to the Gov’s office. You think she believes someone is playing politics here? Say it ain’t so!