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(MyFox Atlanta)   Step 1 - As Governor, appoint chairman of Ethics Commission which is investigating you for corruption - All other steps are now pretty easy   (myfoxatlanta.com) divider line 47
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2011-06-20 05:14:15 PM  
Dean was once considered one of the most corrupt members of Congress, and resigned rather than face an ethics investigation. What made anyone think he would change? Now he's just in a position to sweep the charges away. He will leave the Governorship a lot richer than when he came in, but Republicans have a history of that.
 
2011-06-20 05:49:23 PM  
Florida? Wisconsin? No? It was Georgia?
Oh, well, this is what I expect from those elected by Teabaggers.
 
2011-06-20 05:51:47 PM  
Fox5 is a shining example of a Fox station that actually looks for real news, to the point that they got banned from a press conference because of their investigations into the governor.

cretinbob: Florida? Wisconsin? No? It was Georgia?
Oh, well, this is what I expect from those elected by Teabaggers.


It wasn't the Teabaggers, it was the "Anybody but King Roy" crowd.
 
2011-06-20 05:54:22 PM  
The government is still pretending to investigate corruption? I thought they had dropped that pretense.
 
2011-06-20 05:56:40 PM  

generallyso: The government is still pretending to investigate corruption? I thought they had dropped that pretense.


Only when the Republicans do it. When its the Democratics, its business as usual.
 
2011-06-20 05:57:23 PM  
Just like Republicans.

/greedy bastards
 
2011-06-20 05:59:09 PM  
At least he didn't send pics of his junk, cause that's ...uh...bad and stuff.
 
2011-06-20 05:59:34 PM  

Ellador: generallyso: The government is still pretending to investigate corruption? I thought they had dropped that pretense.

Only when the Republicans do it. When its the Democratics, its business as usual.


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MemeDepot.com
 
2011-06-20 06:00:53 PM  
You will note that the word republucan does not appear in this article about crooked republicans.

When will that liberal media stop picking on republicans ?
 
2011-06-20 06:19:23 PM  
Didn't Sarah Palin do about the same thing? Appointed her own investigation of herself because she didn't like the bi-partisan commission.
 
2011-06-20 06:27:31 PM  
As Fox News reported on it, I was sure it was about a crooked democrat, however after reading the article in which FoxNews strived so hard to leave out what party he is from, I am now wondering if he is a republican and Fox just ain't got the nads to associate the two (Crooked politicians and republicans).

/can someone please shed a little light on this?
 
2011-06-20 06:27:33 PM  
ok so the guy the gov appointed is the only one who can sign the subpoenas? would a federal judge be able to sign off on them or would that open up a can of worms regarding the fed sticking their nose into state affairs?
 
2011-06-20 06:28:39 PM  
Look it's Georgia.

Expecting Georgia politics to be honest is a sign of complete disconnect from reality.
 
2011-06-20 06:31:31 PM  

Bobblehead_Dave: As Fox News reported on it, I was sure it was about a crooked democrat, however after reading the article in which FoxNews strived so hard to leave out what party he is from, I am now wondering if he is a republican and Fox just ain't got the nads to associate the two (Crooked politicians and republicans).

/can someone please shed a little light on this?


all governors (new window)

list of all governors currently in office
 
2011-06-20 06:46:12 PM  

Bobblehead_Dave: As Fox News reported on it, I was sure it was about a crooked democrat, however after reading the article in which FoxNews strived so hard to leave out what party he is from, I am now wondering if he is a republican and Fox just ain't got the nads to associate the two (Crooked politicians and republicans).

/can someone please shed a little light on this?


It's pretty much a Georgia thing, so there's little need to remind people in Georgia that their Governor is a Republican. Just as during Roy Barnes's time in office there was little need to remind people that he was a Democrat. Because people in Georgia know that stuff and Fox5 doesn't really care if non-Georgians are reading. Just as your Bumfark, TX, television stations won't waste their time mentioning Rick Perry's political affiliation because Texans already know what he is. If Fox5 was releasing this article to the AP then it would be mentioned because the articles get picked up all over the USA.
 
2011-06-20 07:07:45 PM  
We've secretly replaced the front page with the Politics tab. Let's see if anyone notices....
 
2011-06-20 07:10:31 PM  

Bob16: You will note that the word republucan does not appear in this article about crooked republicans.

When will that liberal media stop picking on republicans ?


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2011-06-20 07:12:01 PM  

Bobblehead_Dave: As Fox News reported on it, I was sure it was about a crooked democrat, however after reading the article in which FoxNews strived so hard to leave out what party he is from, I am now wondering if he is a republican and Fox just ain't got the nads to associate the two (Crooked politicians and republicans).

/can someone please shed a little light on this?


Dave this has become a single party state and I am ashamed to admit that I am a Georgia resident when this kind of shiat comes to light. When the Democrats were in power they did the same kind of stuff and now that the Republicans are in power the acronym SSDD applies. New boss same as the old boss. Our state political system is supposed to be about checks and balances. If you believe that I have a bridge that I know you are just going to love.
 
2011-06-20 07:17:52 PM  
Gov. Nathan Deal: the gift that keeps on giving (new window).
 
2011-06-20 07:21:38 PM  

Abu El Banat: Bobblehead_Dave: As Fox News reported on it, I was sure it was about a crooked democrat, however after reading the article in which FoxNews strived so hard to leave out what party he is from, I am now wondering if he is a republican and Fox just ain't got the nads to associate the two (Crooked politicians and republicans).

/can someone please shed a little light on this?

Dave this has become a single party state and I am ashamed to admit that I am a Georgia resident when this kind of shiat comes to light. When the Democrats were in power they did the same kind of stuff and now that the Republicans are in power the acronym SSDD applies. New boss same as the old boss. Our state political system is supposed to be about checks and balances. If you believe that I have a bridge that I know you are just going to love.


This was always a single-party state; it just shifted from single-party Democratic to single-party Republican. I can't think of two Democratic governors who were back-to-back as ethically fishy as Perdue and Deal, though. Certainly none since the '40s and the Talmadges.
 
2011-06-20 07:25:56 PM  

Bobblehead_Dave: As Fox News reported on it, I was sure it was about a crooked democrat, however after reading the article in which FoxNews strived so hard to leave out what party he is from, I am now wondering if he is a republican and Fox just ain't got the nads to associate the two (Crooked politicians and republicans).

/can someone please shed a little light on this?


Dude needs a good cock-punch, for sure. (new sad)

"He was known on Capitol Hill as an expert on healthcare issues and led the Republican fight against Obamacare. As a leader on immigration reform, he authored the law that required citizenship verification for health care benefits".
 
2011-06-20 08:04:02 PM  

oldernell: Dean was once considered one of the most corrupt members of Congress, and resigned rather than face an ethics investigation. What made anyone think he would change? Now he's just in a position to sweep the charges away. He will leave the Governorship a lot richer than when he came in, but Republicans have a history of that.


I have a big problem with any politician getting rich (or richer) from being a public servent. most might mean well and I am sure that they think they are doing the job for the right reasons, but why are we paying them so much?

Alot of them are independantly wealthy, and I have no problem with that. The current salary (2011) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174000 per year. This isnt counting the other benefits they get, or the fact that they get to vote for their own pay raises.
 
2011-06-20 08:16:11 PM  

mbillips: Abu El Banat: Bobblehead_Dave: As Fox News reported on it, I was sure it was about a crooked democrat, however after reading the article in which FoxNews strived so hard to leave out what party he is from, I am now wondering if he is a republican and Fox just ain't got the nads to associate the two (Crooked politicians and republicans).

/can someone please shed a little light on this?

Dave this has become a single party state and I am ashamed to admit that I am a Georgia resident when this kind of shiat comes to light. When the Democrats were in power they did the same kind of stuff and now that the Republicans are in power the acronym SSDD applies. New boss same as the old boss. Our state political system is supposed to be about checks and balances. If you believe that I have a bridge that I know you are just going to love.

This was always a single-party state; it just shifted from single-party Democratic to single-party Republican. I can't think of two Democratic governors who were back-to-back as ethically fishy as Perdue and Deal, though. Certainly none since the '40s and the Talmadges.


...b-but Carter?!

/I have no idear
//Texans laugh at y'all getting caught
///'cept maybe DeLay
 
2011-06-20 08:18:16 PM  

DarkSkyForever: Ellador: generallyso: The government is still pretending to investigate corruption? I thought they had dropped that pretense.

Only when the Republicans do it. When its the Democratics, its business as usual.


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I can't stop laughing at that picture. Thanks, dick.
 
2011-06-20 08:32:16 PM  
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2011-06-20 08:37:26 PM  
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Maybe people will stop voting for the GOP
/who am I kidding
 
2011-06-20 08:42:45 PM  
It always cracks me up to see how many people think that there actually are differences in the way the two parties behave.

HINT: They're ALL slimy politicians who don't give a rats ass about you.
 
2011-06-20 08:43:02 PM  
I am stunned. STUNNED!

Oh wait...no I'm not. I've lived in GA all my life & can't remember a time the office of the Governor wasn't oozing corruptin, regardless of party. It's business as usual here.

/ OK, maybe not Carter
// Mybe
 
2011-06-20 08:45:37 PM  

Choestoe: I am stunned. STUNNED!

Oh wait...no I'm not. I've lived in GA all my life & can't remember a time the office of the Governor wasn't oozing corruptincorruption, regardless of party. It's business as usual here.

/ OK, maybe not Carter
// MybeMaybe


dammit. preview is your friend. grrr
 
2011-06-20 08:46:09 PM  

mbillips: I can't think of two Democratic governors who were back-to-back as ethically fishy as Perdue and Deal, though.


To be fair, Perdue was a Democrat until 1998 (he was the damn Majority Leader in the state senate as a Democrat, not some back-bencher; in fact I think the reason he bailed on the party was because they wanted to pick a new majority leader and he got pissy...), and Deal was a Democrat until he saw the 1994 GOP revolution led by Newt, and he promptly changed his affiliation to Republican in 1995. So both of our "Republican" governors have only been Republicans for less than 16 years of their much, much longer careers.

These guys are nothing more than opportunists, so par for the course in terms of the vast majority of politicians.
 
2011-06-20 08:52:51 PM  
From today's AJC:

blogs.ajc.com
 
2011-06-20 08:53:46 PM  
Problem with GA politics is not so much that corruption is endemic - which it is, it's just that it is so petty.

Not to mention transparent if you bother to pay the smallest bit of attention.
 
2011-06-20 09:02:51 PM  

Bob16: You will note that the word republucan does not appear in this article about crooked republicans.

When will that liberal media stop picking on republicans ?


Well you see he used to be a Democrat but then he became Republican. That alone should be a red flag that he has no principles.
 
2011-06-20 09:07:54 PM  

mdeesnuts: Problem with GA politics is not so much that corruption is endemic - which it is, it's just that it is so petty.

Not to mention transparent if you bother to pay the smallest bit of attention.


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2011-06-20 09:11:59 PM  
Integrity

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2011-06-20 09:43:04 PM  
To be fair, Roy Barnes was pretty much corrupt as hell while in office too. Especially with anything to do with the outer perimeter. We could have used the outer perimeter, but it became so mired in corruption the entire project was canned.

And Roy certainly didn't help himself with the 'Nathan Deal wants women to be raped' ads. They were about as epic of a backfire as you can have in politics.

I supported Karen Handel. But she doesn't have a penis so she wasn't quite electable.
 
2011-06-20 09:51:33 PM  

Bobblehead_Dave: As Fox News reported on it, I was sure it was about a crooked democrat, however after reading the article in which FoxNews strived so hard to leave out what party he is from, I am now wondering if he is a republican and Fox just ain't got the nads to associate the two (Crooked politicians and republicans).

/can someone please shed a little light on this?


It's not traditional to mention party affiliation for executives. It's Governor So-and So or Georgia Governor S-and-So or President Whosis.
 
2011-06-20 09:52:27 PM  

cretinbob: Florida? Wisconsin? No? It was Georgia?
Oh, well, this is what I expect from those elected by Teabaggers.


Derp a derp!! teabaggers!!Derrppppp
 
2011-06-20 10:33:02 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: I supported Karen Handel. But she doesn't have a penis so she wasn't quite electable.


No penis nor a high school diploma. Wouldn't have cared that she got a GED, lots of people have circumstances that require going that route but she couldn't just come clean about it. Not to mention her "I was against gays before I was for them" spin once her Fulton County pandering from days past came to light. So it was in the end a choice between the crook, the liar and the repeat. Once it become obvious Deal was going to win, I started paying more attention to the Lt. Gov. race since there is a good chance Deal won't make it through an entire term without giving in to temptation and getting caught. Might be wrong on that one though, he's been pretty good at deflecting every bullet he's fired at his foot.
 
2011-06-20 10:40:54 PM  
I was expecting this guy:

www.theweedstreetjournal.com
 
2011-06-20 11:18:01 PM  
Does that mean Step 2 is Cut a hole in the box?
 
2011-06-20 11:33:58 PM  

Bob16: Expecting Georgia politics to be honest is a sign of complete disconnect from reality.


I was amazed to find out that GA had an ethics committee.

/even more surprised that they spelled it correctly
 
2011-06-21 12:00:49 AM  

EngineerAU: No penis nor a high school diploma. Wouldn't have cared that she got a GED, lots of people have circumstances that require going that route but she couldn't just come clean about it. Not to mention her "I was against gays before I was for them" spin once her Fulton County pandering from days past came to light.


Karen never lied about getting a GED. The campaign just didn't exactly emphasize that fact to the electorate ("Hey guys, I've got a GED! Vote for ME" is not a message you want to focus on, so she focused on her executive and business experience). As for the Log Cabin Republican thing, that was a bunch of BS blown out of proportion by the Baptists (and Deal's campaign, since they were conducting a "Karen's a Lesbian" whisper campaign all over the state, I know, I heard them for myself at more than one multi-candidate event).

She lost because Deal was able to keep his bankruptcy quiet long enough to survive the primary runoff (where I remind you, he only won by less than 3,000 votes). If that news had come out before the runoff vote, I think Karen would have taken it. She ran on a platform of cleaning up the corruption. I think a lot of Deal supporters wrote off the corruption allegations as coincidence, minor, and thought they'd go away once he took office. Since these stories have persisted and we keep getting new ones like this, a lot of Deal supporters are getting buyer's remorse.
 
2011-06-21 12:54:31 AM  
Our politicians, like so many others elsewhere, use the politics of power and division. They use their money and connections to get them in position to gain power, then bullshiat everyone else with a bunch of divisive, pandering to the audience stuff - tough on crime, dey took er jorbs, my opponent likes black folks - that they can actually get elected. The machine here is strong and the suck here is so immense that I am shocked that Sam Nunn and Jimmy Carter actually came out of Georgia, how they managed to maintain integrity after coming through this political machine is beyond me.
Never forget that we are the fine state who brought you Newt Gingrich. We don't care about electing crooks and the shameless.
 
2011-06-21 06:29:26 AM  

Dr.Gonzo7719: EngineerAU: No penis nor a high school diploma. Wouldn't have cared that she got a GED, lots of people have circumstances that require going that route but she couldn't just come clean about it. Not to mention her "I was against gays before I was for them" spin once her Fulton County pandering from days past came to light.....She lost because Deal was able to keep his bankruptcy quiet long enough to survive the primary runoff (where I remind you, he only won by less than 3,000 votes).... Since these stories have persisted and we keep getting new ones like this, a lot of Deal supporters are getting buyer's remorse.


She was mean as a snake. Deal's corruption was pretty well-known but I voted for him in the primary out of fear she would get elected, and I mean fear. Fire and brimstone, plagues of locusts. Deaths forced births of firstborns.

Georgia's pretty teabag now, but it would have been Zoser on the throne if she'd been elected. At least with Deal, there's hope he'll be in jail by mid-term.

/Although I think you're right about his supporters having buyers' remorse.
//voted for King Roy in the general
 
2011-06-21 09:13:59 AM  

oldernell: Dean was once considered one of the most corrupt members of Congress, and resigned rather than face an ethics investigation. What made anyone think he would change? Now he's just in a position to sweep the charges away. He will leave the Governorship a lot richer than when he came in, but Republicans politicians have a history of that.


FTFY
 
2011-06-21 09:55:19 AM  

Nutsac_Jim: Bob16: You will note that the word republucan does not appear in this article about crooked republicans.

When will that liberal media stop picking on republicans ?


Those are some fine Republicans. But somehow, I feel there is a need for a deeper investigation.
 
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