Friday, February 01, 2008

DOT Elections Today

As CL's Thomas Wheatley points out around 10:00am today we may have quite a hoo-hah in the House. They'll be electing DOT board members! And yes, that is usually just as exciting as it sounds. As one representative put it, it's too inside baseball for most people to become interested.

However, this time could be different. Suddenly the mundane is filled with accusations of mischief, strong-arming and all kinds of hooliganism. It's too much to get into in such a short time but Wheatley gives you the thumbnail.

You can watch here.

Now that we've both built the anticipation, we'll probably have a whimper instead of a bang.

UPDATE: As feared, a whimper instead of a bang. The House just adjourned. But not before Rep. Ron "I Put The Peach In Impeachment" Forester took the well once again in an effort to force an impeachment vote against Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. I think that dog needs a new bone.

UPDATE II: Apparently they are voting. Now I think I remember they vote for this based on the district or something. Maybe Rep. Erhart is right. Maybe this stuff is too arcane for the average Joe. Anyway, Jason has the scoop at Peach Pundit. It appears scourge of Mr. Speaker Mike Evans has won.


Anonymous said...

Ugh. And I was excited about it, dag nambit.

griftdrift said...

Well, we screwed the pooch on that one. I forgot they vote by district. Not the house as a whole. Jason pwned us.

South Fulton Guy said...

It's about time Richardson got slapped down. I doubt he's cured however.