Sadie Fields Un-Retires From Politics; Joins MacGinnitie Campaign

Jim Galloway brings us word that Sadie Fields’ two weeks on the political sidelines was enough. She’s signing up to work for Doug MacGinnitie’s Secretary Of State Race as a consultant:

Less than two weeks after she announced she was taking a leave of absence as head of the Georgia Christian Alliance, Sadie Fields is moving into political consulting.

Doug MacGinnitie, Republican candidate for secretary of state, has brought Fields on board, campaign manager Brandon Phillips confirmed this afternoon.

MacGinnitie has been running an uphill race against GOP incumbent Brian Kemp of Athens, a former state senator who was appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to fill out the final year of Karen Handel’s term.

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      • HowardRoark says:

        Yeah, he also thought his little side hustle with Casino Jack wouldn’t catch up with him. Something tells me THAT had a lot to do with why he lost.

        In other news, you win the “post hoc ergo propter hoc” award for the day.

    • I Am Jacks Post says:

      “Sadie can still pull some votes”

      Hey, if she can actually get Doug to go to the polls, she’ll be worth every dollar he’s paying her.

      • BuckheadConservative says:

        Like when Doug went to the polls to vote for Bob Dole and George W Bush in the primaries while Kemp was pulling Democrat ballots in Athens? Make sure Kemp knows which ballot to pull this time. I’d hate for him to have to write himself in on the Democrat ballot.

      • macho says:

        Hilarious, it will be the first Secretary of State Primary he’s ever voted in. He might have to ask for directions on where to put the sticker.

    • I Am Jacks Post says:

      The Kemp Campaign just issued a statement indicating they currently have no plans to bring Judge Roy Moore aboard as a consultant.

  1. BuckheadConservative says:

    Doug continues to pick up support from almost everyone who has not cut a check to Brian Kemp for . Great candidate, great resume, great campaign. If this gets him access to a few more folks, then party on.

    • BuckheadConservative says:

      That should read “Brian Kemp for ( insert office here ).” Darned WordPress

      • Locke and Load says:

        Seeing as he already holds the incumbency and it’s a down ballot race, I’d say it should read “Brian Kemp for Secretary of State”. I’ve got nothing against Doug at all, but let’s be realistic here. It’s going to take a MAJOR push for MacGinnitie to be the victor on election day.

        • BuckheadConservative says:

          Lighten up, just poking fun at the fact Brian Kemp has never seen a political title he didn’t like.

          Look, Im not disagreeing with you that he has a hard road to hoe. But I think this will help. The fact we, Galloway, etc are talking about this shows that Sadie is still very relevant. Whether the Kempbots around here want to admit it or not.

          • I Am Jacks Post says:

            Including the SOS campaign, Kemp has run for 3 different offices, while Doug has run for 2.

            Kemp spent 4 years as a state senator and Doug spent 2 on city council.

            How do you spin the career politician thing?

            • BuckheadConservative says:

              You’re forgetting that he stuck his toe in the water on Norwood’s seat twice. I lived in Athens both times. The first Charlie didn’t retire as expected and the second time the field got too crowded so he got scared.

              So your contention is that he’s not a career politician, but a wannabe career politician? That’s a winner.

              Brian’s private sector accomplishments don’t hold a candle to Doug MacGinnitie’s. They don’t even compare well to David Chastain’s. And in Brian’s political experience he did little more wear a name tag. Maybe he put BBQ sauce on the tables at the Wild Hog Supper or something.

              I’m tired of the recycled candidates from the capital running with nothing but insider endorsements.

              • sandysprings says:

                When Doug came onto the Sandy Springs Council, he wanted to run for Mayor. Once informed that might be difficult since he couldn’t even bother voting in the Incorporation vote or the intitial vote for the District 1 seat, he demured and looked for other offices to run for. Initially, he went to the Gov’s fish fry and told everyone he was running for Insurance Com. Then he thought Labor Sec. Finally Settled for SOS because it looked like the easiest one to buy. Doug = Lots of personal money in the bank, but not a lot of understanding of government accounting/budgeting. The surplus he keeps referring to is not a surplus. Governments who spend less than they budget (ie. Sandy Springs) have that money roll into a “Fund Balance”. The Fund Balance moves to the next year budget to fund capital projects. If Doug couldn’t figure that out in two years of budget cycles, he doesn’t need to be in a State position. Idiot.

                • BuckheadConservative says:

                  Elaborate narrative. I bet it took you a long time to convince yourself of that one. We are bitter aren’t we?

                  By the way, a “fund balance” is a surplus. When you spend less than you budget, that “extra” is a surplus no matter what you call it. Classic Democrat move, changing the name though. I bet you think you are real clever.

                  Doug is the founder of a nationwide, industry leading company. You should pick another ad hominem if that’s they way you want to attack.

                  • PaulRevere says:

                    Blah blah blah, petty Sandy Springs bickering. BC, you seem to be supporting a good candidate, and I admire your tenacity. But I would would avoid this sniping with some city council malcontents. There is a bigger story to tell here, and I would focus on that. This city council stuff is a distraction.

                    • BuckheadConservative says:

                      I mostly agree, but it doesn’t take up much of my time and I enjoy it actually. I just think it’s insane that sandysprings really thinks b/c they call a surplus by another name it’s not a surplus. And they expect us to believe that.

                  • James Fannin says:

                    If you are walking down the road and find a sack of money that belongs to someone else and keep it because you can “put it to good use” rather than returning it, you may have what it takes to serve on the Sandy Springs City Council. Doug did not endear himself to his colleagues by quoting Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp about government always finding something to spend your money on and suggesting that a taxpayer’s money belonged to, uh, taxpayers. What a silly Republican. This is relevant because it is a good indicator of what kind of a fiscally conservative Republican Doug is. He both talks the talk and walks the walk which is why the Sandy Springs politicos who support Kemp are so fundamentally out of step with all those constituents who are displaying thousands of Doug’s yard signs out of respect for his accomplishments and the positions he took on the city council in support of the taxpayer.

  2. KempforAg says:

    This country is hungry for change at the national level and state level. 3 month incumbent or 30 year incumbent they are all in trouble.

  3. Romegaguy says:

    I’m confused who to vote for in the primary for SOS now.

    At least she’s not working for casinos yet

      • Chris says:

        This isn’t an endorsement. This is a conscious decision on Doug’s part to hire someone.

        Lets hope Doug stays on message and doesn’t do stupid stuff like that Jack-ass Bill Stephens did promoting his anti-gay-marriage credentials as if it had anything to do with the job of SoS.

  4. Glen Ross says:

    Sadie from the article: “A successful businessman, Doug brings a fresh perspective to the office of secretary of state.” I think a lot of folks will identify with that.

    • hewhoone says:

      Speaking of “fresh perspective”, Macginittie signs are up at all the tea party locations while Kemp signs are in the locations you always see the good ole boy Republican establishment signs. (ie: Mark Burkhalter, etc.)

      There is even one in front of Stan Thomas’ bankrupt Prospect Park project in Alpharetta. Someone might want to tell Secretary Kemp that associating yourself with eyesores in the ‘burbs is probably not a good strategy.

  5. PaulRevere says:

    In corporate terms, this looks like an expansion through acquisition. This gives you access to another market while your branding stays in tact. I don’t agree with Ms. Fields on a lot of things, but “the folks” (to use an O’Reilly term) listen to her and trust her. I think this race will be one to watch on election night.

  6. Three Jack says:

    sadie and beckerhead injecting themselves into tight races on the same day, must be a kook conspiracy.

    nice going macginnitie, you just cost yourself many votes with this hire. btw, does sadie still refuse to speak with her daughter because she is a lesbian?

  7. PoliticalOutsider says:

    We need more good Republicans like Doug MacGinnitie in office. He needs to beat Sonny’s shady appointment boy. If Ms. Fields can help accomplish that, then I’m glad she’s helping. Lot of good Christain folks who vote in the GOP primary listen to her.

  8. DemBones says:

    Unwilling to quietly retire, Sadie has “Doug” her political grave. Don’t worry Ms. Fields. No one will hold it against you that you lied. No one believed you anyways.

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