So, here we go.
Advocacy groups are making their annual claim that Georgia should be spendingI agreed with Jim on this issue about a month ago. I'm not sure why it's coming up again. Unless it's to fill space. Whatever.
more on anti-smoking efforts
Hurry. The Bailout Window is closing. Or it is fervently hoped. “Printing billion-dollar sums of cash each time an industry faces turmoil is not an economic solution; it is a moral hazard,” declared U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell). He’s five words short, though. Insert “or state or local government” between “industry” and “faces.”Yeah, yeah. Anarchy in the U.S. Whatever.
The likely new Attorney General in the Obama administration, Eric Holder, is the Clinton administration retread who essentially green-lighted the Marc Rich pardon in the last hour of Bill’s term of office, prompting a national outrage. Two questions here: Could a Republican get away with doing that? And, on a somewhat related matter, will it be a scandal if U.S. attorneys are fired? It was when Democrats found campaign-value scandal in the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys two years ago.Here we go. This one is so full of horse apples it almost deserves its own entry.
Could a Republican get away with doing what? Last minute pardons for political purposes? You mean like 12 people, most of whom were convicted of some type of fraud but most notably two key players in the Iran-Contra affair, George H. W. Bush pardoned two days before his Presidency ended? Or have you forgotten the uber-pardon of Nixon by Ford.
No, no, Jim. Why should a fine, upstanding newpaper man like you be weighed down with things like facts and context when you can continue to make the case Bill Clinton invented every evil in the latter part of the 20th Century?
Do I even need to beat the tired old fired attorneys horse? Maybe point out that at least the long knives waited until Clinton was in office before the cutting began? Nah. Let's move on.
Anybody surprised at the report by state auditors that the halls of fame created across Georgia are unlikely to be self-sufficient by July 1, the deadline set by the General Assembly?No. You really think I'm going to disagree with exposing foolish spending? Moving on.
A pro-life advocacy group runs a radio commercial that describes Senate candidate Jim Martin as the leader of a “one-man effort” to kill legislation to ban partial birth abortions. If the effort had no followers, how do we know he led? On the campaign trail, the photos accompanying news accounts of “rallies” usually show a few staffers, a few reporters and some stragglers trying to get in out of the cold. Is it a rally if nobody rallies?Must have missed the one with Bill Clinton. The one where several thousand stood for hours in the cold. Maybe you were on deadline?
Oh wait. That's not true either. Because...
Quote of the week from Jim Martin to Bill Clinton: “You have left us a great legacy.”Across the board spending cuts. A budget surplus. A humming economy. Bookmark this one my friends, because I guarantee sometime in the near future, Jim will explain Bush's legacy to us and we can all have a good belly laugh.