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.

Georgia GOP: Half-Assed Leadership Leads to Complete Crap

Bill Simon, Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Have you SEEN the email today from Ga GOP Foundation Chair Jack Kingston? Here is a copy. Note that Jack lists as his first bulleted accomplishment that “We’ve grown from 8 members to 78 members [emphasis added], which includes more than 30 who have given far more than the requested amount.” Kudos to Jack Kingston […]

PumpkinGate: The Cover-ups – Part 2

Bill Simon, Friday, October 24th, 2014

Cover-up By Dawson County Sheriff’s Office (“DCSO”) Personnel For nearly the past two months since August 23rd, I have been engaged in filing different Open Records Requests (“ORR”) with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. To those people who are not part of the Georgia GOP Republican establishment (who are, for the most part, good little […]

PumpkinGate: The Cover-ups

Bill Simon, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Prelude There are people involved in the Georgia Republican Party in this state who think that Nydia Tisdale (her first name rhymes with “Lydia”, but begins with the letter “N”) “deserved” the treatment she got on August 23rd, based on the story that is easiest to believe as told by some “witnesses” of the events […]

HB 1033: A Letter to The Georgia Republican Party State Committee

PV, Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

[PV Note: The below letter was emailed from Bill Evelyn to the Georgia GOP State Committee over the weekend. It is being published here with his permission because it seems as though everyone else in the GOP world decided to air their dirty laundry to the public last Friday, and this is a message in […]

GA HD 80: Catherine Bernard vs. Mike Jacobs

Bill Simon, Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

My copy of the 3rd edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of The English Language (published in 1992…yeah, a “real book” to you digitally-connected upstarts) defines “courage” according to the following definition: “The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution.” With […]

Steroid-injected horse* enters race for Georgia State GOP Chairman…

PV, Monday, February 11th, 2013

Rumors have it that Georgia Republican Party Secretary John Padgett is now seeking the position of state party chairman. In a letter announcing his decision, Padgett states the following: “We need a bold Chair for our Party who has a proven track record of conservative grassroots leadership. We cannot afford to put at risk all […]

Say What You Want…But Roy Barnes Has More CLASS Than Nathan Deal

PV, Friday, May 20th, 2011

From Jim Galloway’s Political Insider column: When newly re-elected state GOP chairman Sue Everhart arrived home from an out-of-town trip on Wednesday, she found a sizeable bouquet of flowers on her porch. There was a card attached, which read: “I couldn’t beat Nathan Deal, but you did.” It was signed, “Your friend, Roy.” Democrat Roy […]

Follow The Money: Why Nathan Deal “Needs” Tricia Pridemore to Be Chair

PV, Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

SPECIAL MEMORANDUM To: Georgia GOP Convention Delegates & Alternates From: Political Vine RE: Why the Governor is working so hard to elect Tricia Pridemore Chairman Dear Convention Delegates & Alternates, Are you curious as to why Governor Nathan Deal and others who support Tricia Pridemore are so strongly supportive of her…a woman Nathan Deal barely […]

Did you know (all) this about Sue Everhart?

PV, Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Did you know this about Sue Everhart? by longtime Georgia grassroots activist Toria Morgan Part 1: As Chairman of the State Party As GaGOP chairman, Sue Everhart held GRASSROOTS TRAINING. In addition to on-going training for the District Chairmen, State Committee Members and County Chairmen, in May of 2010 she held a weekend Republican Round-Up […]

The Right to A Private Ballot

Bill Simon, Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Let’s Clear The Air On This One Issue I’ve received some emails in the past few weeks from some people who claim that Tricia Pridemore is against having a secret (or “private ballot”) held at the State Convention in Macon in the election for state party chair. Since I know differently about this one issue, […]

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.


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