Via Jim Galloway at the AJC comes this bit from The Economist, a piece on the cooperation between Governor Nathan Deal, leader of our fair state, and Mayor Kasim Reed, leader of the biggest city in that state.
“… anyone who wishes to see what successful bipartisanship looks like in action should look south, to Georgia, where the state’s Republican governor and the Democratic mayor of its biggest city are compiling an impressive record of co-operation.”
The article cites the new Porsche headquarters and the ongoing progress on dredging the port of Savannah as evidence of the success of the partisan partnership. (Hmm, I remember reading about that somewhere a while back.) And, interestingly, this:
“It helps that Messrs Reed and Deal both come from a legislative background, where—elected officials in Washington take note—compromise breeds progress. It helps also that neither is an ideologue: tea-partiers have called Mr Deal a RINO (Republican In Name Only), just as Mr Reed has taken heat from his party’s left wing.”
I was not aware that Mayor Reed had taken any heat from his party’s left wing -but I’m not those mailing lists.