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    • The General says:

      Wow. I agree. Why does Teilhet and Baker have the best commercials out there so far? Can’t someone get the GOP a better commercial person?

      • Melb says:

        Man, Teilhet should have talked about representing a teacher who forced a student to eat dog food in front of the class where the student suffered psychological issues.

        When he says he wants to protect children – I hope this is NOT what he had in mind.

    • Jimbo says:

      Both of them are good ads, although I was somewhat surprised that Telheit would brag about his proposed expansion of the DNA database, which would allow the police to collect DNA samples from anyone they arrest for any alleged crime. I think that his stance on this issue ALONE disqualifies him from the job.

  1. Doug Deal says:

    It’s clear why so many Democrats are giving money to Olens. If he is the nominee, Hodges will eat him alive. That, you don’t have to have criminal law experience because the AG’s office is just a managerial position is not going to fly.

    I hope our party doesn’t make THAT huge mistake and conceed the AG’s race yet again.

    • In The Arena says:

      Max Wood will eat Hodges alive in the primary. Seems that they both have the same stance: enforce our laws. Wood lacks the extreme baggage that Hodges carries around.

      • In The Arena says:

        It would take quite a turn of events at this point for Hodges to meet Wood in the primary. I meant general.

        • In The Arena says:

          Yeah I figured out that Hodges and Wood will meet in the general and Wood will win.

          Holler back at me when Handel figures out the specifics of her economic and tax reform plan. Right now she says that she will defer to local governments to write their own tax code. It would be nice to see a plan from her that could be submitted to organizations such as the National Tax Foundation for independent analysis. For now I guess all we will hear from Handel are poll tested cliches and pithy one liners.

          • Icarus says:

            You guys always seem to be looking to Washington for your solutions.

            I like the fact that Handel looks to local governments first.

            Now, this threadjack is over.

            • In The Arena says:

              This is why its not a threadjack. I comment on how bad Wood will beat Hodges on pretty much the same platform. I make a typo. You tell me I’m having trouble figuring things out. I point out that the person you blog for is also having trouble figuring things out, but on an issue much more vital to our state than one blog post on an attorney general thread.

  2. JDW says:

    To be honest, after watching Hodges commercial, I don’t see how Sam Olens can compete for the Office of Attorney General. The only candidate in the Republican race who can defeat Ken Hodges and Rob Telihet, for that matter, is Max Wood. Let me support my assertion. Max is well-versed in criminal prosecution. He has over 20 years’ experience prosecuting criminals. In addition, Max was the U.S. Attorney for the Middle of Georgia from 2001-2009. In that time, Max administered the same responsibilities on a day-to-day basis as Georgia’s Attorney General, specifically supervising criminal prosecutions and civil actions against government agencies. What is little known is Max prosecuted the biggest child molestation case (Dwight York) in Georgia while his family received death threats, so Rob Telihet is not the only candidate who can view crime through the eyes of a parent. I encourage all voters to compare Max Wood’s experience to that of Sam Olens and Preston Smith, and I am confident each voter will reach the conclusion that Max is the most qualified candidate to represent the Republican party in November.

    • AthensRepublican says:

      It seems Max Wood’s campaign is the one that is gaining traction on the GOP side. The more people I speak with it seems most are deciding to vote for Max Wood in the primary.

  3. Lady Thinker says:

    I think Max Wood is the candidate for the AG position and I am displaying one of his yard signs.

  4. Jack Smith says:

    Ken Hodges is a disgrace. His campaign slogan would be more accurate if it read: “A Prostitute, Not A Politician.”

    If you vote for Ken Hodges, you ought to go straight to hell.

    I’m getting a Democratic ballot on July 20th strictly to vote against Ken Hodges. Anyone that cares about decency in elected office should consider doing the same.

    P.S. I am appalled that someone this vile (and Hodges’ vileness has been quite public and well-reported) can run for a high statewide office and actually have a chance of winning.

  5. hannah says:

    What’s the difference between a predator and a protector? The predator will eat you sooner, rather than later.

    That said, the vast majority of people guilty of either child abuse or neglect are parents or other close relations. A pledge to prosecute like a father is rather chilling.

    • Melb says:

      I think you making those associations between Teilhet and his promise to protect GA is weird and uncalled for.

      All parents want to protect their children – Hodges, Olens, Smith, Teilhet, and Wood – and there is nothing “chilling” about that.

      • iamnotasocialist says:

        Agreed, Melb. I do not support Hodges in the slightest, as I know you do, however that stretch is a weeee bit off.

  6. Game Fan says:

    Hmmmm. OK between Hodges and Wood, who’s the most likely to protect government/corporate whistleblowers or fight fraud and corrpution? I’m talking about a “Dirty Harry” who ain’t afraid to tick off the boss to get the job done. Wait a sec. Those guys probably don’t make it to the top in the first place. Oh snap.

    • Jack Smith says:

      “OK between Hodges and Wood, who’s the most likely to protect government/corporate whistleblowers ….”

      Are you kidding me?!!?

      Hodges has a well-documented history (see a three-part series of articles here on Peach Pundit from earlier this year) of PROSECUTING whistle-blowers on charges he, himself, trumped up, then retiring from his DA’s position to take a high-paid job with those the whistle was blown on.

      Seriously, you guys have no idea just how corrupt and evil Ken Hodges is. Keep ignoring this race and see what you get in the AG’s office. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

      http://www.peachpundit.com/2010/02/01/the-curious-case-of-ken-hodges-your-democratic-candidate-for-attorney-general/

      Ken Hodges: A Prostitute, Not A Politician.

        • Jack Smith says:

          Melb, check the Hodges record. Read Pete Randall’s series here on Peach Pundit.

          If, after that, you still think Hodges is not too dangerous a person to be the highest law enforcement officer in Georgia, I think you’re more likely to be abusing cocaine than I am.

          • Melb says:

            Actually, I read the 11th circuit opinion which said that Hodges was within his prosecutorial discretion and that if he would have acted outside the bounds of his role or done anything nefarious then he would not be protected.

            • Jack Smith says:

              Not “discretion”, but “immunity” and that ruling is being appealled ….

              ….and the criminal charges brought by Hodges against the whistleblowers were bogus and got thrown out by the judge before trial…..three times…..

              ….and Hodges’ wife was working for the whistleblowee when Hodges told his investigator he was “doing a favor” for the whistleblowee by prosecuting the whistleblowers…..

              ….and Hodges then resigned from his office to take a job with….the whistleblowee’s law firm.

              What a pity Mike Nifong didn’t claim “prosecutorial immunity.” He might be running for state attorney general now.

              Ken Hodges: Georgia doesn’t need THAT kind of prosecutor.

      • Jack Smith says:

        “Hmmmm. OK between Hodges and Wood, who’s the most likely to protect government/corporate whistleblowers …”

        Hmmm. OK between Adolf Hitler and Generic Candidate, who’s the most likely to protect Jews….

  7. Game Fan says:

    As far as “vastly expand the DNA Data base” a lot of folks are going to want to read the fine print. Who’s DNA database are they talking about? Statewide? National? Interplanetary? Public? Private? Public/private partnership? So Rob Teilhet wrote the legislation? Do these guys even do that any more? And who’s this “DNA Saves, non-profit advocacy group”? “…to include felony arrests”? As in “including but not limited to”?? My only question is not IF other States are doing this but how many. How many States does “DNA Saves” operate in to promote “Statewide Legislation”????

    I smell Mclegislation. Tastes like pork.

    • analogkid says:

      “How many States does “DNA Saves” operate in to promote “Statewide Legislation”????”

      According to Teilhet’s website: “Twenty one states and the federal government have already passed DNA collection-upon-arrest laws, including Georgia’s neighboring states of Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. Furthermore, while 47 states require DNA from all convicted felons, Georgia only collects DNA from those convicted of certain felonies.” Cite: http://www.robforgeorgia.com/12510.html

      Personally, I agree with Bob Barr:
      http://www.bobbarr.org/default.asp?pt=newsdescr&RI=1225

      • analogkid says:

        I accidentally copied the wrong line from GF’s comment above. My comment was meant to be in response to this: “My only question is not IF other States are doing this but how many.”

  8. georgiaguy1 says:

    Really? The best that Teilhet’s got is that he worked on that inane DNA bill that never went anywhere? It just shows that he is grasping at straws trying to make it look like his experience is relevant. I’m voting for Ken Hodges because I want someone in the office who actually has experience prosecuting criminals.
    A good article comparing the candidates’ experience is at:
    http://www.georgiademocrats2010.com

  9. Jack Smith says:

    Video of the unarmed man (no drugs, no arrests) who was shot in the head while being held down by police. This is yet another case bungled by the Hodges filth. Watch video for yourself and see if shooting was justified.

    • Doug Grammer says:

      It’s kind of hard to tell from the video when the shot was fired. He seemed to be resisting arrest. I’d like to know more about the story. What were they suspected of doing? Running a red light or running through a crowd of people? Were they firing at the officers during a chase? If you could let me know exactly where in the video the shot was fired, it might help.

        • MouthoftheSouth says:

          Melba Toast,

          The Grand Jury indicts if the DA recommends an indictment in almost all cases. He gave no recommendation which is the same as saying don’t indict.

          But seriously, your argument is that the OTHER people in the car had drugs?

          This is going to be a problem for Hodges in the primary, and cut into democratic support in the general if he gets that far.

          • Melb says:

            That was from an online statement from the Sheriff of Columbus about the case – the entire car full of people just left the drug dealer’s house and the police had been warned that they were armed.

            Still, it was wrong for the policeman to shoot Mr. Walker, but that is where the blame lies, not with Hodges. And to try to blame Hodges for Walker’s death is only something I would expect Teilhet to do.

            • Jack Smith says:

              Oh, is that why Hodges didn’t show the video to the grand jury?

              Maybe if someone is “resisting arrest” lying on the ground while one cop has his knees on his legs and another cop has a knee in the guy’s back, it’s okay for a third cop to walk up and shoot the prostrate man in the head. Is that what Hodges told the grand jury?

              The victim here was a Blue Cross Blue Shield employee with no record, no weapons, no warrants and no drugs….and someone else had drugs in the car….and that justifies being shot in the head while being held down? Tell me Melba, has Ken Hodges ever been in a car with drugs?

        • Jack Smith says:

          Typical lies from Ken Hodges sockpuppet. Even misstating the facts of the Sheriff’s press release:

          “The reason that Mr. Walker was shot still remains under investigation. I am told that the three individuals in the Yukon and Deputy Glisson have all retained legal counsel and are not prepared to make statements at this time to the GBI. No criminal charges against Mr. Walker or the other three occupants were made in regards to this investigation. ”

          Yes, they had so many drugs in the vehicle that no one in it was charged.

  10. The Comma Guy says:

    While a late comment to the thread, anyone supporting Max Woods by thinking he is going to follow the law has not been paying attention to campaign speeches. The problem with this race is that none of the candidates seem to want to continue the direction the AG’s office has been going since Bowers took over. Our AG’s office, one of the smallest in the country, is currently politically independent. Long ago it was a dumping ground for political hacks and yes men to the governor. Many of the choices we have this summer seem to want to fall back into the political fray rather than trying to rise above it.

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