Col. Oscar Poole Rebukes, Recants, and Repents

May 14, 2014 11:34 am

by Nathan · 15 comments

I received an anonymous tip this morning telling me to check out Oscar Poole’s Facebook page (Col. Poole is the owner of Poole’s BBQ in Gilmer County and is known across). I did and saw this:

Poole's Recant

Col. Poole has rescinded his endorsement of former Dalton Mayor David Pennington, denounced Phil Neff’s remarks concerning Speaker David Ralston’s late father, and endorsed both Governor Nathan Deal and Speaker Ralston. That’s a pretty deal…especially when we’re less than a week away from primary election day. Have both the Pennington and Snider (or anti-Ralston) campaigns gone too negative to recover?


{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

gcp May 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Curious to know why anyone should care about what Col. Poole says or who he endorses or does not endorse?

Buzz Brockway May 14, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Opponents of Governor Deal sure thought it was a big deal when Poole endorsed Pennington.

Rick Day May 14, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Meh. Seems nice. His middle name Homer? Who dresses him? Why does reality bother him so? Oh right…GOP….

Probably get all them Ralston folk to come back for a meal, no doubt. And maybe he just landed the Pig Supper contract, idk. Good on him! A waitress and I had a nice talk about medical marijuana last summer.

Better not say, or Homer will post on his Facebooks!

General Jack D. Ripper May 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Recover? That assumes they had a campaign that could be damaged.

Rick Day May 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Did you first become aware of this during the physical act of love?

Brett May 14, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Poole BBQ isn’t on my list to ever enjoy again. That’s just me. Besides, yellow has never been my favorite color.

Buzz Brockway May 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm
Rick Day May 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm

aww come on, Brett. Carolina style mustard based sauce is the cat’s meow! Don’t be like Charlie.

Ellynn May 15, 2014 at 10:47 am

Just wrong…

Ed May 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

Look at Buzz with all the hip references… from 10 years ago.

DrGonzo May 14, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Deal and Ralston are still crooks. That hasn’t changed.

Brett May 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm

I’m the guy in the white hat.

Michael Silver May 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Racist! ;)

Rick Day May 14, 2014 at 10:10 pm

My god. It’s full of stars.

Chris Huttman May 16, 2014 at 12:34 am

This reminds me to consult my local BBQ cook before I vote on Tuesday.