Mother Nature Gives Governor a Second Chance

February 10, 2014 11:05 am

by Tim Darnell · 8 comments

Gov. Nathan Deal apparently doesn’t want a repeat of what happened the last time a little bit of snow fell on metro Atlanta.

Deal and his spokesman, Brian Robinson, were hitting the airwaves heavy Sunday night, as forecasts continued fluctuating on what the area can expect from this latest winter storm.

On Monday morning, Deal declared a state of emergency for 14 north Georgia counties.  And he said he will expand the order to additional counties as conditions warrant.

He’s also set to hold a noon news conference on Monday.

All of this is a way for the governor to get out in front of a weather system that, so far, hasn’t done very much. But Deal, his advisors and Republicans have to know that the state’s chief executive can’t be seen in the retroactive light when it comes to this winter event as they were last time, when a little bit of snow grid-locked an entire metro region for days.

2g Strategies (@2gstrategies) February 10, 2014 at 11:39 am

From @peachpundit Mother Nature Gives Governor a Second Chance http://t.co/rNrkXHrVa4

Three Jack February 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

To be technically correct, this will be the 3rd chance.

Obi's Sister February 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm

“The Great Mulligan”

Harry February 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Weather.com predicts tonight’s low at 35F. Not a cause for concern.
http://www.businessinsider.com/atlanta-schools-close-snow-2014-2

The Last Democrat in Georgia February 10, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Better really safe than extremely sorry.

Rich February 10, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Atlanta is preparing as if Gen. Sherman is approaching. The temp won’t be low enough until Wednesday but no harm in cancelling schools for a cold, rainy day Tuesday.

Michael Silver February 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

If need be, we can burn Atlanta. AGAIN! That’ll warm it up!

Rich February 10, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I always wonder how the rain/snow line would know where to be if I-20 didn’t exist.

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