Pic of What’s Wrong At The PSC:

Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald’s name is not on the PSC letterhead. Jim Galloway has it all summed up:

Galloway describes it as evidence of a “…rift between Tim Echols, chairman of the state Public Service Commission, and Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, who also sits on the panel.” Commissioner McDonald doesn’t want his name associated with Echols’ name. Some say this is kind of petty, others admire McDonald for taking a “principled” stand. Principled or petty, this is going to make the PSC fun to watch.


  1. Calypso says:

    “…this is going to make the PSC fun to watch.”

    Yeah, but it sure is a good thing these bozos don’t hold any sway over things that effect our lives or livelihood…

  2. ckingtruth says:

    Please tell me that was tongue in cheek. These guys impact the lives of almost every Georgia who use electricity, natural gas or telephones.

  3. drjay says:

    wow, that may be one of the silliest, pettiest and most childish things i have ever seen from an elected official…of course most of the huddled masses will never know about it, because they are not aware of the fact we have a psc, much less who serves on it…

  4. ckingtruth says:

    Bubba acts like someone will really be paying attention to the fact that his name isn’t on the letterhead. I’m sure they won’t. And probably no one would if it hadn’t shown up online. I’m sure he has done so many good and noble things for the citizens of this state that he has the backing for such righteous indignation, just ask Georgia Power and Atlanta Gas Light.

  5. Three Jack says:

    How about we just take all the names off the letterhead and replace this agency with a private sector alternative lead by actual adults.

  6. ricstewart says:

    My grandmother always told me, “You can be anything you want, just as long as you’re not tacky. I don’t care if you’re a ditch digger, a lawyer, a Methodist, a homosexual, or even a Democrat… just as long as you’re not tacky.”

    Bubba McDonald is tacky.

  7. David C says:

    Why not just replace it with the Southern Company letterhead PSC memos are originally written on? Might save us all some paper.

  8. saltycracker says:

    Bubba is not helping his cause of nuclear power for the masses by childish actions to keep his name away from some of the public.

    There are no cheap options for Georgia electrical needs. Clean (carbon capture) coal plants are expensive too. Solar, wind power and other alternatives require a lot of space or resources for a fraction of what we’ll need IF growth is an agenda item. All have environmental, ecological and aesthetic impacts.

    Our local water & sewer companies, gas companies and school boards provide value/cost poorly for services rendered when compared to electricity suppliers.

  9. Jeff Yoder says:

    Having lived in the 3rd world state of Georgia and now Arlington VA, I can’t help but notice that Georgia’s PSC is a rubber stamp for Georgia Power and the other Public utilities. Virginia and Maryland’s PSC reveiw the studies and analysis before coming to conclusions regarding rate payers and utilities which is the opposite for Georgians! Maryland’s PEPCO has been fined numerous times for transgressions that Georgia Power gets away with and the rate payers are the loosers. Energy cost here are 4% cheaper than Georgia and the salaries are significantly higher with less unemployement. Best decision of my life was leaving the GOP dominated 3rd world state of Georgia!

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