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.

Why Does Georgia Remain At The TOP For Corruption?

Bill Simon, Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Is Three Times Going To Magically Be The Charm for Georgia Opponents of Free Speech? Now we know why kids today tend to be rather disobedient of laws and established rules of an orderly society: Because Georgia’s state legislators continue to demonstrate how utterly clueless they are on the simple concepts of Free Speech (as […]

Refugee Resettlement: Time To Sue The Feds

Bill Simon, Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

PRELUDE At noon yesterday (Monday, November 16), State Senate District 40 Candidate Paul Maner emailed a letter (as well as mailed via the USPS a letter) to Governor Deal, expressing his concern on the resettlement of, not only Syrian refugees, but any other in the refugee resettlement process taking place in Georgia. Coincidentally, sometime on […]

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 […]

Ethics Memo Goes…Boom!

PV, Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Rumors have it that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville has issued a 9-page ruling against the “Ethics Commission” (sic) Executive Secretary Holly LaBerge and Attorney General Sam Olens, fining each of them $10,000. In the story available on the AJC.com Website, they lay it out. One quote will be pulled for the throng […]

Governor Deal’s Cognitive Dissonance in the Treatment of Commoners

PV, Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

AboutForsyth.net has an interesting 26-second bit: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal greets a Democratic tracker at the Roswell Republican Rally on August 2, 2014. GOV. DEAL: Hey, how are you doing? DEM. TRACKER: Good morning, Governor. GOV. DEAL: Very nice to meet you. DEM. TRACKER: Thank you. GOV. DEAL: I hope my people treat you with […]

Pumpkin Gate: The Dawsonville Saga Continues

Bill Simon, Monday, September 1st, 2014

Prelude According to the DawsonNews.com website, Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Wooten has been “cleared” of any wrongdoing in his arrest of Nydia Tisdale on August 23rd at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm (and also the secret location of The Clint Bearden Official Training Camp for Former Law Partners of David Ralston on How To Batter Women), located in […]

HD 2 Run-Off Winner: Steve Tarvin

PV, Monday, February 10th, 2014

HD 2 – Election Recap In the Special Election for HD 2 held on January 7, 2014 there were 3 candidates (Florence, Tarvin, Woodruff), and a total of 2,811 votes cast. In the run-off on February 4th between Tarvin & Florence, a total of 3,574 votes were cast…763 more votes than the original race…with Steve […]

The Root of All Evil in Georgia – Part 4

Bill Simon, Sunday, September 15th, 2013

So, in looking at other states on whether or not a) they have “sunshine laws”, and b) how they handle them, I came upon a case in West Virginia decided in 2009 by their Supreme Court. Kind of a fascinating case, but I didn’t find the details of the case (as in the decisions being […]

TSPLOST is Not A Constitutional Referendum

PV, Monday, July 2nd, 2012

PRESS RELEASE Transportation Leadership Coalition Initiates Legal Inquiry Against Secretary of State Brian Kemp Kemp has no legal authority to add promotional language to Georgia ballot. July 2, 2012, Roswell, GA – Today, the Transportation Leadership Coalition (TLC) took the first formal step towards litigation challenging Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp for adding promotional […]

Georgia State Ethics Commission: Something STINKS To High Heaven

PV, Friday, December 9th, 2011

Rumors have it that a multi-agent special investigative squad assembled by the FBI in August 2011 is here in Georgia because of a certain straw that was laid on the camel’s back in June 2011 at the Georgia State Ethics Commission, and broke it. First published by Jim Walls over at Atlanta Unfiltered tonight, Walls […]

What Next Is Going To Come Out Tricia Pridemore’s Bag of Tricks?

PV, Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Rumor has it that though Sue Everhart‘s name was printed on the program of last week’s “Celebrate Georgia/Governor’s Ball” event, Sue was, in fact, not sent an invitation. This is what PV knows: We know Sue was NOT sent an invitation because she told us that she never received the invite. Had she been invited, […]

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 […]


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