Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

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Sandy Springs: The Barbarians Inside The Gate-Part 1

Bill Simon, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Prelude If you are a fan of Chinese food, you might be familiar with the little table game played upon reading the fortune contained in a fortune cookie. The ‘game’ is that whatever the fortune says, you add a statement at the end of it that says either “…in your own mind.” or “…in bed.” […]

Sandy Springs: The Barbarians Inside The Gate-Part 2

Bill Simon, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Rusty Paul – Barbarian Numero Uno As I now have to frequent Sandy Springs way more often than usual, I find myself having to be detoured all around the $220+ million money pit that is to become City Center. At the center of this pit is erected a crane. At one time, at the top […]

Sandy Springs: The Barbarians Inside The Gate-Part 3

Bill Simon, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Chris Burnett – The Barbarian Banker Chris Burnett was the top vote-getter in the $100,000 Wendell Willard Special Election held on May 24th, gathering 40% of a field of five contestants to fill the position vacated by Graham McDonald. The 2nd top vote-getter was Joe Houseman. Two of the other candidates quickly endorsed Houseman for […]

HB 1033: A Letter to The Georgia Republican Party State Committee

PV, Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

[PV Note: The below letter was emailed from Bill Evelyn to the Georgia GOP State Committee over the weekend. It is being published here with his permission because it seems as though everyone else in the GOP world decided to air their dirty laundry to the public last Friday, and this is a message in […]

HB 1033: The Truth Behind Speaker David Ralston’s Ambush

Bill Simon, Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

In order to more fully comprehend the political circus that played-out on Friday, February 21 in the Georgia State House and the news media with HB 1033, we need to look back in time a few years…back to the legislative session of 2009-2010. In February of 2009, State Rep. Wendell Willard, along with State Rep […]

One Year Follow-up on the Death of Senator Nancy Shaefer & Bruce Shaefer

PV, Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Introduction It has been one year and one day since Former State Senator Nancy Schaefer and her husband Bruce were found shot to death in their Habersham County home. Now, Garland Favorito has written a report that follows-up the investigation by the GBI into the claimed “murder-suicide” causation of the Schaefers’ deaths. NOTE: Normally, Garland […]



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