Thursday, December 03, 2009

Who Benefits?

We know the ones who are trembling like possums in a room full of cats. But will anyone benefit from the Capitol cluster conflagration?

There's one who might.

From the Barrow Journal reporting on Karen Handel talk with county Republicans:
In 2003, Handel was elected chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners... “At my first meeting, I faced a $100 million budget deficit, a proposed three mil tax increase and a democratic majority,” she said...Despite these obstacles, Handel avoided increasing taxes, balanced the budget and implemented stringent ethics laws. (emphasis mine)
The 2003 Fulton Chair race may now be the "Rosetta Stone" for the 2010 Republican Primary.

8 comments:

Sara said...

She benefits automatically by virtue of being the only woman in the race. People assume female politicians don't fuck around, and she gets a little natural transferred sympathy directed towards the wives of the male candidates who did fuck around. None of the other men in the field can now out-pious her on the infidelity portion of this mess.

griftdrift said...

That too. Definitely. I imagine will hear more detailed of this analysis later on.

Juliana-Chairwoman said...

the only problem with KH is she's as subtle as a flame thrower and everyone knows it.

griftdrift said...

Well yeah...

And all she does is win.

Anonymous said...

God help us. Karen Handel combines the charm of Anna Wintour with the intelligence of Sarah Palin.

And she'll probably be our next governor.

Anonymous said...

She'll have to win without Paulding County. Defections galore after her stunt yesterday.

griftdrift said...

I believe Paulding has enough of its own worries right now (as well as a few other counties I won't name). Remember that saying its always darkest before the dawn? We ain't even close to dawn yet.

rptrcub said...

I would rather see KH in office than Oxycodonedine. By far.