Three Items From The Daily.

Three items readers of the Peach Pundit Daily already knew about (subscribe here).

Read then discuss below.

New Verizon Slogan: “Can They Hear Me Now?” Fallout from Verizon’s collection of customer phone records continues, and Jim Galloway notes two distinct reactions from Republicans: Soon-to-be-former US Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Oceania) says …This is nothing particularly new. This has been going on for seven years under the auspices of the FISA authority and every member of the United States Senate has been advised of this.” But soon-to-be Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R-Possibly) thinks differently: “It’s shocking, unconstitutional and completely unacceptable.” Former and soon-to-be-again Congressman Bob Barr (R-1998) also blasted the “dragnet surveillance.”

Related: Soon-to-be Congresswoman Donna Sheldon (R-Opportunity) would like $10 (or more) to “help [her] fight back against this federal aggression on our Constitutional rights.” Link here, if you’re so inclined.

There Shall Be Candidates And Anonymous Rumors Of Candidates. An anonymous tip to the Peach Pundit tip line suggests PSC Commissioner Tim Echols is pondering a run for Congress in the 10th. Indeed, someone set up a Facebook page in support of the effort back in April. That sound you hear is already-announced candidate Jody Hice wrapping his head in duct tape to keep it from exploding. Echols would surely cut into Hice’s support from religious conservatives.


  1. timechols says:

    I am staying put on the PSC and intend to run for re-election in 2016. We have our plates full with the building of the two new nuclear reactors, doing a 20-year energy plan and laying hundreds of miles of new gas pipe so our folks can take advantage of cheap natural gas. Jody Hice would make a great replacement for Paul Broun in the 10th.

  2. Bull Moose says:

    I will tell you from out here in the normal world, most people, I have encountered seem very receptive to the active citizen engagement espoused by Tim Echols. Most people are tired of politicians as usual doing nothing but opining on issues and appreciate the citizen engagement and education on issues that Tim has been undertaking in his role as PSC Chairman.

    I think our democracy would be in better shape if other elected officials would show a little effort and be as pro-active in their roles.

    • *was undertaking in his role as PSC Chairman. Eaton is the current Chair. 🙂

      I was originally a critic of Tim’s during the whole Master’s situation. However, I haven’t seen much that I can take issue with since then and think rather favorably of Tim – from his voting record to his contribution list. Tim and I may disagree on social issues, but the Commission doesn’t have any say on those. I don’t know of anyone else considering a run against Tim in 2016, but as it stands right now I’d vote for him.

  3. Tiberius says:

    Let him run. He will have to resign his PSC seat when he qualifies, and we’ll get that goofball off the Commission.

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