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Archive for July, 2010

Preston Smith: With Personal Judgment Like This, How Can We Trust Him For AG?

PV, Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Trial transcripts show that Senator Preston Smith wasn’t just a cheating bast**d who slept around with multiple women while being married to the Christian mother of his 4 children, but that he treated Michelle Smith with the cold, callous nature of being someone who does not possess one ounce of compassion, or concern, for ANYONE […]

Blogger Erick Erickson Discovered To Be A Liar

politicalvine, Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Here’s the link to the AJC’s Polifact story on Erick Erickson’s “abortion” claims about Nathan Deal: Erick Erickson Identified to Be Disingenuous Liar

Insurance Commissioner Run-Off Race: Ralph Hudgens vs. Maria Sheffield

PV, Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

FOREWORD “Guilt by association” and “Honor by association” are probably the two worst fallacies used in political races this season. And, we at PV are just fed-up with observing self-proclaimed “conservative thinking Republicans” partake in no more rational thinking other than velcro-ing (H/T to T.P. for that phrase) their thinking processes to one or both […]

Karen Handel Voted To Give Planned Parenthood $1.3 Million

PV, Friday, July 16th, 2010

Rumors have it that the Karen Handel Campaign is defending Karen Handel’s vote in favor of awarding Planned Parenthood a 3-year renewable contract with Fulton County in 2005 because they say the contract went to paying for “women’s health services,” and not directly to pay for abortions. One interesting fact that has come to light […]

Karen Handel Votes To Fund Planned Parenthood While Fulton Comm Chair

PV, Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

The Political Vine has a copy of the March 16, 2005 Meeting Minutes of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners Meeting. Look to Page 12, Item 2 for the item listing the Planned Parenthood contract, and on Page 13 is where the motion is proposed and voted unanimously in favor of granting the contract to […]

Karen Handel’s Own Ethics Problems…

PV, Monday, July 12th, 2010

Rumors have it that Karen Handel has been caught breaking the law by taking higher contributions than the Ethics Law allows. FOX 5 News has the scoop here! PV’s Commentary: Karen Handel claims “Oh, it was just an accounting error.” Yeah. Funny…that’s what some other candidates claim and she just rips them apart as being […]

JoAnn Birrell & Cobb County: The Proof Is In The Pudding

Bill Simon, Sunday, July 11th, 2010

A few weeks ago, I opined on this blog that I thought JoAnn Birrell would not be a very good choice for our Cobb County District 3 commission seat. I detailed all that here. Since then, The Marietta Daily Journal ran a little piece regarding the PV issue/post that addressed my issue of District 3 […]

Feds To Investigate Cobb County Sheriff Department For Hatch Act Violations

PV, Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Rumors have it that at least two complaints have been filed with the United States Office of Special Counsel (“OSC”) in Washington, D.C., alleging violations of the Hatch Act by Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, as well as Chief Deputy Lynda Coker. PV Provides Background: The Hatch Act was originally enacted in 1939. It is […]

Karen Handel’s Blue Dress – Part 2

Bill Simon, Thursday, July 1st, 2010

[Editor’s Note: There is an expanded version of this post that was sent-out early this morning via our e-mailed newsletter. A link to that is available here. If you want to keep more up-to-date with political news, sign-up for our e-mailed newsletters here.] The truth about Karen Handel is not only that she did join […]



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