George Anderson, Georgia’s favorite gadfly and watchdog seems to have announced his retirement from the ethics beat.
Saturday’s AJC featured a story about Nathan Deal’s quest for retribution against he who would deign to file an ethics complaint against the guvnuh. Deal had sought to recover legal fees from Anderson after an ethics complaint from Anderson was dismissed.
Anyway, Anderson said before the state Ethics Commission:
“I can’t handle the stress anymore. I have had too many health problems. The message is … they will come after you. They are determined to silence citizens and censor and intimidate.”
Emphasis added (duh) and there seems to be more truth than fiction to the last sentence.
Politicians of all stripes in Georgia can now rest a little easier without Anderson waiting and willing to file ethics complaints.
What is unclear is if Anderson fits the label of “political arsonist” as Deal so lovingly calls bloggers and journalists.