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.

City of Cumming claims “We can break the law and you can’t touch us!”

Bill Simon, Monday, July 29th, 2013

Prelude I am reminded of a scene from the movie Lethal Weapon 2 where, towards the end of the movie, one of the evil guys from South Africa and the cop character that Danny Glover played are in a standoff. The evil guy is standing on a platform about 50 feet higher than Glover’s character […]

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 […]

Board of Regents & HB 397 Alert Memo

PV, Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

MEMORANDUM To: Mr. Sam Olens, Attorney General Sir, you are familiar with the Georgia Constitution, correct? The one you swore an oath to uphold when you became a licensed attorney in Georgia? Specifically, we’d like to point you to this section: Article 1, Section 1, Paragraph X states the following: “No bill of attainder, ex […]

HB 397: Attorney General Sam Olens’ Response to ‘Bait & Switch’

PV, Monday, March 19th, 2012

Attorney General Sam Olens responded to our “Part 1” Alert with the following emailed response: “New sections f, g and h were predominantly written by counsel for the AJC and Georgia Press Association to make computer records more accessible to the public. Fire your researcher.” PV Responds: The Research Team of Political Vine examined the […]

HB 397 – Bait and Switch by the Georgia Attorney General

PV, Monday, March 19th, 2012

Rumors have it that while Attorney General Sam Olens and State Representative Jay Powell have been touting HB 397 as “The Sunshine Bill” designed to provide more “transparency” to state, county and local governments, in fact, it is making it more challenging to access information by way of throwing-up financial barriers to make it more […]

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 […]

Former US Attorney Endorses Sam Olens for Georgia’s Next Attorney General

Bill Simon, Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

For additional Information: Sheri Kell 678.793.7770 For Immediate Release sheri@olensforAG.com SAM OLENS RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT OF JOE WHITLEY – FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY IN THE MIDDLE AND NORTHERN FEDERAL DISTRICTS OF GEORGIA Marietta, GA – Sam Olens, Republican candidate for Attorney General, is pleased to announce he has received the endorsement of Joe D. Whitley, former US. […]


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