Attorney Wilson Smith, our fave trial lawyerin’ south Georgia podcaster, talks with Senator Saxby Chambliss in the days running up to the Martin/Chambliss Senate runoff on Dec. 2. Wilson seems baffled that Senator Chambliss has “no consistent philosophy of government.” But if Chambliss did, he’d then be saddled with the label of “leader” instead of par-for-the course “country club politician.” From the pre-podcast editorial:
What is amazing about Saxby (and many politicians, for that matter) is that he has no consistent philosophy of government that guides his votes. Hence, he makes fiscal conservatives angry when he votes in favor of Medicare Drug D, in favor of the farm bill and other such big expense items that garner votes from large constituencies. And yet, he will vote against healthcare for kids (SCHIP) because it is “big government.” I just don’t get it!
Full podcast, downloadable interview with Saxby is here.
Why the nerve of all those droves of African-American early voters in Georgia! (Funny, the 2hrs 21min I spent in line in downtown Atlanta looked remarkably diverse, but try telling that to someone who’s never left, say, their N. Georgia dirt farm. And I’m divergin’…)
Running scared due to a tight race that must have materialized while Peach State Republicans were distracted on the (Reynolds) plantation with tee times (see post below), Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss feels that with so many “other folk” out there casting ballots early, then presumably his folk (hint: the Cracker’cans of rural Georgia) will be more inclined to get out there on Nov. 4th.
It’s amazing how badly some “folk” do under pressure, eh? Making me wonder what Saxby’s handicap really must be.
The Republican (Chambliss) is outwardly confident, but there’s urgency in his voice as he tours North Georgia, trying to boost turnout in his predominately white base: “The other folks are voting,” he bluntly tells supporters.
Full mess here.
Junior, I think this here mule is dead. You done beat it too much. How we’z gonna get to the pollin’ place now?