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.

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 […]

Addendum: AG, Board of Regents & HB 397

PV, Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

To: Mr. Sam Olens, Attorney General So, Mr. Olens, we’re kinda, sorta puzzled about what it is you think your role is as Attorney General of Georgia, and how you actually promulgate your duties in real life: 1) You bring forth new legislation that causes news organizations up and down this state to swoon and […]

Crony Capitalism vs. Free-Market Capitalism

Bill Simon, Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Foreword I’ve been doing lots of thinking lately. I mean a LOT of thinking. I’ve been engaging in a lot of thinking lately because I haven’t spent my time watching ANY of the presidential debates. None. I consider the debates to be nothing but a circus sideshow designed to lure me away from working on […]


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