Of man and woman just the same is true:
Needs must, in either season of the two,
That is to say, in youth or else in age,
All men perish, the king as well as page;
Some in their bed, and some in the deep sea,
And some in the wide field- as it may be;
There’s naught will help; all go the same way. Aye,
Then may I say that everything must die.
— Geoffrey Chaucer, Knight’s Tale
As I was writing this post, the Florida bit wasn’t in there, but several of the front pagers asked if I was going to finally respond to GriftDrift about Florida.
Anyway, it seems this all has to do with me pushing Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist in Florida — at least that is what I’m told — even though when I started pushing Rubio he was at 4% in the polls.
Well, Florida’s looking pretty damn good Grift. It’s kind of cool to have a friend in the Senate and a friend in the Governor’s Mansion down there. Yes, I think Rick Scott will win there.
Thanks for asking Grift!
So now on to the main purpose of this post.
I have written 4,833 posts at Peach Pundit. Clayton and I started it on June 1, 2005, and have been going nonstop ever since. We’ve seen a number of front page writers come and go.
Today is my turn to go.
I have enjoyed tremendously being the so called Peach Pundit. But as my career at RedState, CNN, and elsewhere have grown I’ve had to put Peach Pundit on the back burner more and more often.
Frankly, Peach Pundit has always worked best by being a place for non-partisan or, at least, bipartisan analysis of Georgia politics. As my career has grown in right-wing punditry, it is harder and harder to separate the RedState Erick and the Peach Pundit Erick. While I may see myself as able to do it, others don’t. Republicans get mad if I say something nice about the other side or critical of the GOP. Democrats do the same in reverse. The Democrats, though, are more fun because they are always convinced I have an ulterior motive.
In any event, RedState pays the bills. Peach Pundit does not. The choice is pretty easy. Peach Pundit has always been a hobby and I don’t have the time or energy to continue on with it. I’ve made some great friends and . . . um . . . some not. We’ve gotten some great scoops and have helped steer the conversation in Georgia Politics. I’m proud to have been a part of it and you’ll see me from time to time.
But for now I’m stepping back, passing the Peach Pundit title off to Charlie, and heading off into the sunset. It has been a joy to get to know many of you. I’ll be at RedState daily, CNN most nights, and you’ll be hearing a lot more from me on other exciting new fronts soon.