Fredo: Mike! You do not come to Las Vegas and talk to a man like Moe Greene like that!
Michael: Fredo, you’re my older brother, and I love you. But don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.
While I’m not the only woman who posts on Peach Pundit, it’s safe to say I have the most interest in juicy interconnecting relationships. “If you don’t have anything nice to say…come sit next to me.” Totally kidding…but seriously.
This article comes to us from the Augusta Chronicle and lists notable family connections. Assigning high level positions to those who worked on your campaign or have been loyal while in office is one thing – those relationships eventually expire. Blood is much, much thicker than water though.
ATLANTA — In a state of 9 million people, it is more than a coincidence when a handful of families have multiple members serving in appointed positions to government boards.
And not just any boards. While governors must make hundreds of appointments to boards, commissions and task forces that range from the Civil War Commission to overseeing boxing and the nursing profession, those families tend to wind up on just a few boards.
- Alec Poitevint, of Bainbridge, serves on the Georgia Ports Authority while his wife Doreen in on the Board of Regents.
- Earl Barrs, of Cochran, used to serve on the board of Industry, Trade & Tourism and now is on the Natural Resources Board while his wife Wanda is on the State Board of Education. Last year, each chaired the board.
- Dean Alford is a regent and his wife Debbie Dlugolenski is on the Georgia Lottery Corporation board and heads the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget.
- Joe Rogers is on the Ports Authority while his wife Frances is on the Lottery board.
- Philip Wilheit Sr. is a regent. His son is on the Natural Resources Board.
- Charles Tarbutton is on the Economic Development Board. Benjamin R. Tarbutton is on the Lottery board. Ben J. Tarbutton Jr. is on the Technical College System Board. Benjamin James Tarbutton III is chairman of the regents and is on the Rural Development Council and used to be on the state education board. Hugh Tarbutton is a former member of the Ports Authority.
I don’t have a spare wall in my house, but which one of you can build a string and pushpin ERD to keep up with how everyone is connected?
Feel free to add any relationships the article overlooked in the comment section.