Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

The Political Vine is the home of political news, satire, rants, and rumors.

Where in the world is Cecil Staton?

PV, Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

*** STORY UPDATE 11/22/2017 **** Due to a tweet that is out there in the Twitter-sphere, and that fact that on an intermittent basis, PV receives calls from people who encounter the slimy…crooked…moron named Cecil Staton in their random life, we are updating this article because the GrassrootsFrenzy.com website referenced originally on this post from […]

Henry County GOP vs. Sahar Hekmati: The Background Story

Bill Simon, Sunday, January 12th, 2014

SPECIAL NOTE: The following story was originally part of an emailed edition of the Political Vine sent out on April 27, 2012 (so, any reference you might read where I refer to “today” or similar, those time references are relative to the 4/27/2012 date, not the date in 2014 in which this story is published). […]

Georgia SD 50 Run-Off: John Wilkinson vs Rick Austin

PV, Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Who is John Wilkinson? Now that the Lt. Governor has endorsed him, this is a fair question. Sometime in the past few days, a mail piece hit the district that accuses Wilkinson of voting Democrat in ‘4 out of the last 7 primaries.’ The Wilkinson campaign has spent the last 24 hours vociferously protesting what […]

Georgia SD 28 Run-Off: Duke Blackburn vs Mike Crane

PV, Thursday, December 1st, 2011

According to his Website, Duke Blackburn worked for 20 years in “Georgia government” and retired in 2009. On his Website, he states that he “knows how government works.” In 2006, he threw his support behind Mark Taylor (D) for Governor by not only contributing $250.00 to Taylor’s campaign, but also adorning his front lawn with […]

Georgia State Senate Proxy War: SD 28 and SD 50

PV, Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Rumors have it that the skirmish that made headlines all over the state between Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and the senate GOP caucus leadership in the waning days of this year’s General Assembly is now being fought in hand-to-hand combat in two battle theaters: The State Senate District 50 and State Senate District 28 run-offs […]

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 […]

Poll About Casey Cagle….

Bill Simon, Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Should Lt. Governor Casey Cagle run for re-election in 2010? Yes, as long as he is healthy enough to serve No    pollcode.com free polls

SB-31: Georgia Power’s Bait & Switch On The Georgia Legislature

Bill Simon, Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Based on the information printed in Monday’s AJC article about the true nature of SB 31, I am going to allow for the possibility that the following key leaders in the State Senate were lied to by Georgia Power interests to garner their support: Lt. Governor Casey Cagle Senator Don Balfour Senator Chip Rogers (Majority […]


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