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Archive for April, 2011

Justin Tomczak: Full of Bull as a “grassroots activist”…

PV, Saturday, April 30th, 2011

So, Again, We Ask, What Does “Grassroots” Mean? In our opinion (an opinion hewed by personally spending nearly 15 years in grassroots politics), the fact that one votes in a Republican primary does not mean that person is a “grassroots activist.” Consistently showing-up at the election polls on primary day, and choosing to vote Republican, […]

MEMORANDUM TO: Georgia State Convention Delegates & Alternates

Bill Simon, Monday, April 25th, 2011

RE: Quid pro quo for your vote for Tricia Pridemore? Dear Delegates & Alternates, According to my sources, some former Sue Everhart supporters have now, under “intense pressure”, switched their vote to supporting Tricia Pridemore. “Intense pressure” is what they are rumored to have described the phone calls they received from the Governor that caused […]

MEMORANDUM TO: Jay Morgan, Lobbyist Cum Laude

Bill Simon, Monday, April 25th, 2011

RE: I humbly seek your advice Dear Mr. Morgan, I am writing to you today for some advice. I know from a lot of my sources down at the capitol that you are one of the most admired lobbyists down there, and when the other lobbyists see you walking down the halls, they just stand […]

Georgia Women Leading Political Parties

Randy Evans, Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Chair Sue Everhart’s Georgia Republican Party
coordinated 700,000 volunteer phone calls, distributed 100,000 yard signs and 300,000 door hangers,
sent 103 mail pieces, made 34 television buys, trained 250 activist leaders, and visited 25 cities as part
of the Real Jobs for Georgia Bus Tour. To make all of that happen, Sue Everhart and her finance team
raised millions of dollars.

Cobb County Commission: Slouching Towards Being As Bad As DeKalb

Bill Simon, Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The Cobb County Commission Officially Reverts To A Negative Mean I remember taking a stock analysis course once where we were introduced to the “Mean Reversion Theorem” for how stock pricing works. The theory’s premise holds that eventually, all stock prices revert back to their natural “mean” (“mean” being a synonym for the “average”) position […]

State Senator Cecil Staton: Time To Resign

Bill Simon, Monday, April 11th, 2011

MEMORANDUM TO: State Senator Cecil Staton CC: “Beth Merkleson” From: Bill Simon, Political Vine RE: Nice, sleazy hit on Casey… Dear Senator Staton, Wanted to let you know that the moment I received this e-mail from a Republican operative on Friday, April 1 at 11:30 AM, and the operative had your name on it as […]

MEMO TO: Georgia GOP Convention Delegates & Alternates

Bill Simon, Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Dear Georgia GOP State Convention Delegates & Alternates, Congratulations on your success so far, and welcome to the world of Georgia Republican Party politics. If you’ve read this edition this far, I presume you would be interested in knowing a few facts about one of the candidates for State Party Chair: Tricia Pridemore. Tricia has […]

Letter To The PV Editor

politicalvine, Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Dear PV, Lets get real with the Republican faithful. Last Saturday I attended the State Committee meeting in Fayetteville. I have been on the State Committee for 19 years but my Republican efforts go much back longer than that. I was privileged to work on the Nixon vs. Kennedy election in 1960. The workings of […]

New blog on the Web: Patriot Action Network

Bill Simon, Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Pretty good stuff to read: “So what exactly is the definition of “rich”? Is it someone who draws a multi-million dollar income? Is it someone who can afford to send their children to private schools? Are you wealthy because you own an expensive automobile or a large house? Are you wealthy because you own a […]

Setting The Record Straighter About Tricia Pridemore-Part 3

PV, Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Keep this one tiny thing in mind: The issue here is NOT that Tricia voted in the Democrat primary and run-off of 1998. The issue here is that she has not been truthful about it. First, she stated it never happened (and blaming it on the Secretary of State’s Elections Division being “wrong”), but then […]

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PV, Friday, April 1st, 2011

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“Republican Turncoats?” DEAD wrong, Erick Erickson.

Bill Simon, Friday, April 1st, 2011

Rumors have it that yesterday, 13 Georgia State Senators “joined” Democrats to attempt to allow a “coup” to revert power back to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. Nine of these State Senators were called-out by Erick Erickson on the blog known as PeachPundit.com. Erickson listed the following as “Republican turncoats” in his mind: Jim Butterworth, Bill […]


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