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.

David Perdue: A Democrat in Conservative Clothing

Bill Simon, Monday, June 30th, 2014

Sometimes, I can analyze and interpret facts, situations, and people as clearly as they are presented. Sometimes, though, it takes my brain a really long time to synthesize all the info and figure out what is wrong with a situation, or a person. Perhaps, maybe in the nick of time, I have finally figured-out what […]

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 […]

2014 Georgia U.S. Senate Race: Why Nathan Deal Should Run for it…

Bill Simon, Friday, January 25th, 2013

Rumors abound today that U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss has decided to retire at the end of his term in 2014, and not seek reelection. This Press release was sent out by the Office of Governor Deal: Office of Communications (404) 651-7774 Jan. 25, 2013 Deal: “Chambliss a statesman who has led on nation’s priorities.” Upon […]

House Speaker David Ralston: “Your Money Is Atlanta’s Money”

PV, Friday, October 14th, 2011

Rumors have it that House Speaker David Ralston has officially flown over the Cuckoo’s Nest…and, apparently, is intent on dragging the entire state house with him. PV Provides A Little Background: The oft-discussed T-SPLOST coming-up in 2012 had its beginnings in a vote on HB 277 in April 2010. Bill Evelyn of the State of […]

Roy Barnes: Federal & State Income Tax Evasion?

PV, Thursday, October 14th, 2010

In today’s Savannah Morning News, they reported that on Roy Barnes’ 2009 income tax return, he claimed to have owned a rental home in order to help himself to a depreciation allowance on that rental property. Not so, according to Cobb County Property Tax Records. The county’s records show that his daughter and son-in-law have […]

Introducing the ‘Life and Liberty Lobbyist’ to the Political Landscape

Bill Simon, Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

There is a new breed of lobbyist roaming the State Capitol these days during the 2010 Georgia General Assembly: Life and Liberty Lobbyists.



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