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.

Will The Next Ga Attorney General Be A Chia Pet?

PV, Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Rumors have it that Governor Nathan Deal is planning on replacing Attorney General Sam Olens with current Georgia Economic Development Department Commissioner Chris Carr whenever Sam Olens quits as AG to take-on the job as the new Kennesaw State University President. Stories in the news have been floating for about a month in various newsy-oriented […]

Payola: The Name of the Game for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

PV, Friday, February 26th, 2016

“No matter what they say it’s about, it’s always about money.” — Bill O’Neil, American Businessman Rumors have it that someone (or several “someones”) in the inner circle of the Governor’s Office has received some kind of payola to get the Governor to do whatever he could to prevent the key element of HB 722 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MEMO TO: Georgia GOP Convention Delegates & Alternates

Bill Simon, Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Dear Georgia GOP State Convention Delegates & Alternates, Congratulations on your success so far, and welcome to the world of Georgia Republican Party politics. If you’ve read this edition this far, I presume you would be interested in knowing a few facts about one of the candidates for State Party Chair: Tricia Pridemore. Tricia has […]

Letter To The PV Editor

politicalvine, Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Dear PV, Lets get real with the Republican faithful. Last Saturday I attended the State Committee meeting in Fayetteville. I have been on the State Committee for 19 years but my Republican efforts go much back longer than that. I was privileged to work on the Nixon vs. Kennedy election in 1960. The workings of […]



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