Earlier this week, man of the people Sanford Bishop (D-Scholarships for Friends, Family) gave his definition of ‘politics’ to the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County:
“Politics is all about who gets what, when and how[.]”
How…inspiring. Too bad in his definition he didn’t include anything about protecting freedom and liberty and ensuring that government is kept as minimalist as possible so that Americans can live their life without fear of a burdensome, intrusive government. Oh, well. But then he said this about his opponent, Mike Keown:
“My opponent has been the mayor of a town of 550 people, been on a county school board and has served two terms in the state Legislature. He does not have the tools or the background to do this job. His record doesn’t compare to person who has a strong record of delivering to the district.”
Right, that must be why Bishop was co-chair of Obama For Georgia in 2008…because of all of the experience Obama had under his belt to be elected POTUS.
Anyway, evidently Bishop feels that being Mayor of Coolidge really isn’t a real job. And helping manage a school district responsible for education of the young…posh, that isn’t as important as being a Congressman in Washington, you simpletons! Bishop has much more important things to do…like hand out more scholarships to his friends and employees. Yes, there are seven more under the microscope:
• Jonathan Alston – a former employee of Bishop’s office who has presumably never lived in or attended college in Bishop’s district – in clear violation of scholarship rules
• Tiffany N. Tisdale – the niece of Bishop’s Field Rep Elaine Gillespie
• Robin Foster – the niece of Bishop’s $8,000 donor, Calvin Smyre
• Bonica T. Smith – the daughter of one of Bishop’s wife’s employees
• Lemeka S. Jacobs – the daughter of one of Bishop’s wife’s employees
• Aubrey Smith – the nephew of one of Bishop’s wife’s employees
• Kelli J. Blair – the daughter of one of Bishop’s wife’s employees
It’s a sheer coincidence the most worthy of these scholarships just happened to have a connection to him, I’m sure.
Sanford Bishop: it’s all about the Benjamins, baby!
Mike Keown: it’s all about responsibility.