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.

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 […]

Governor Nathan Deal’s Inaugural Address

Bill Simon, Monday, January 10th, 2011

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, Governor Perdue, Members of the General Assembly, Members of our Congressional Delegation, Members of the Judiciary, Members of the Consular Corps, my fellow Georgians: On this second week of the second decade of the 21st Century, my wife Sandra and I enter the service of our native state with excited […]

Blogger vs. Blogger

PV, Monday, August 16th, 2010

As of 8/16/2010, the Georgia Gubernatorial Run-off Results are as follows: 290,734 = Nathan Deal 288,297 = Karen Handel Deal wins by 2,437 votes. This total may change as military absentee votes come in and some provisional ballot votes. BUT…parallel to this race was another race waged between two blogs in Georgia, this one and […]

Karen Handel’s Hometown Newspaper Endorses Nathan Deal

politicalvine, Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Excerpted from the August 9, 2010 edition of The Beacon: “We know this woman. Her ambition appears, at times, blind. Her thirst for power often approaches the throws of narcissism. Apparently, she’ll do anything to win, as evidenced by her nasty and appalling direct mail piece trashing Nathan Deal, a veteran who served his country […]

Blogger Erick Erickson Discovered To Be A Liar

politicalvine, Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Here’s the link to the AJC’s Polifact story on Erick Erickson’s “abortion” claims about Nathan Deal: Erick Erickson Identified to Be Disingenuous Liar

SB 1: Only A True Democrat Would Veto It

PV, Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Rumors have it that Governor Sonny Perdue is contemplating a veto of SB 1, known as either the “Waste Reduction Act of 2009” or, by its more well-known name, the Zero-Base Budgeting Act. Zero-based budgeting is the act of starting a budget from scratch…with nothing like the typical guvment rule of thumb of looking back […]


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