November 14, 2007
Sonny and mild
This story jumped off the page. Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia had a "prayer day for rain". Atlanta is about to run out of water and Perdue thinks prayer, not conservation, is the answer. (I suspect he checked the forecast before picking the day. There is a 60 percent chance of rain today in Atlanta but the long-range forecast is not good. Looks like a daily prayer service is in the offing.)
Perdue ran for Governor on the idea that Georgia should return to the 1956 state flag that featured the Confederate battle flag. Nice. He opposed an official apology for slavery. Nice. If God is listening to Sonny Perdue, I might even get through.
So, ask, what will happen in three months when Atlanta runs out of water? I think it is a major crisis and Las Vegas and Denver may follow soon. Bill Richardson looks to the Great Lakes for the answer. Like that idea?
They play hardball. John McCain, campaigning in South Carolina was asked, "How do we beat the bitch?" I'm not making this up. McCain said, "Excellent question." Whoa Nelly. Excellent question? Would he applaud someone calling Giuliani a wop? Barack...you get the drift.
John, John, John! For Pete's sake, how about some leadership? We have mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, colleagues, granddaughters and you tolerate that reference? You should have said, "That is totally inappropriate, way out of bounds", and gone on to tell the audience about the need for civility in politics. Ah, but now you play to the lowest common denominator--Go a little north and you and Sonny Perdue can pray and then parade around with the confederate flag.
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