Saturday, May 27, 2006

What Cathy Cox Did Today

The Macon Telegraph reports that Cathy Cox is touring the state, going to Macon, Augusta and Milledgeville this weekend. In Macon today, about twenty volunteers spent the morning canvassing for Cox and then met other supporters at East Macon Park where Cox thanked them for their work. Following the picnic, Councilwomen Elaine Lucas and State Rep. Nikki Randall joined Cox as she set out to do some of her own canvassing. Eddie Bullington lent himself and his '69 Indy Pace car to the effort. After all, this is a "race", and Cox is definitely setting the pace! By the way, on Sunday evening, Cathy will be the guest of Rep. David Lucas as she joins him for "Soul Jam" at Henderson Stadium in Macon.

1 comment:

Button Gwinnett said...

Well, apparently the Taylor campaign has a problem with this too.
Cox: Ga. should use 25 percent biofuel by 2025

Associated Press Writer

Published on: 05/28/06

Secretary of State Cathy Cox said Saturday she wants farm-grown fuel to make up 25 percent of all the fuel used in Georgia by 2025.

The gubernatorial candidate used the start of the Memorial Day weekend — one of the year's busiest travel holidays — to unveil a biofuel initiative.

Cox said that using agricultural fuel products would reduce dependence on foreign sources of oil while at the same time creating new jobs.

"Our agricultural industry and our state are perfectly matched to make Georgia the farm-grown fuels capital of the world," Cox said.

But first, Cox said, investment is needed in infrastructure and research. Cox's proposal would funnel $10 million in state funds to researchers in Georgia pursuing alternative fuel development.

She said she would also use agricultural-processing enterprise zones to create tax incentives and economic development funding for private industry.

In order to meet the 25 percent target by 2025, Cox said she would appoint a commission within her first month after taking over as governor to create a statewide renewable energy strategy.

Recent high prices at the pump have renewed interest in alternative fuel sources. The Cox initiative has appeal for both environmentalists and farmers looking for profitable new crops.

Georgia is a leading producer of animal and vegetable oils, which are the building blocks for biodiesel. And the state could also begin converting biomass like pecan hulls, poultry litter and pine tree harvest cuttings into energy crops. Wood-based ethanol made from plentiful yellow pine trees also shows great promise as an energy source, she said.

Cox is battling Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue. Both Democrats had scheduled full weekends of campaigning throughout the state. The primary is July 18.

The Taylor campaign did not address the fuel initiative but said in a statement that Cox "announces her new energy policy and then takes her campaign on the road in a gas-guzzling SUV with volunteers in a large gas-guzzling RV registered in Florida. You can't trust anything she says or does."

Hmmmm, I thought this was an issue that both Cox and Taylor agreed on? If so, instead of encouraging a conversation about their mutual interest, the Taylor campaign says not to trust Cox because she's out wasting gas, just what does Taylor use? I doubt he and his supporters are using a solar powered car. And um, I do seem to remember that back in 2002, Roy Barnes, Mark Taylor, and Cathy Cox took a bus tour of Georgia rallhying Dems across the state.

And it's even more interesting seeing as how Taylor's enjoyed the priviledges of the success of a trucking business in Albany. No, I don't think the Taylor fleet of trucks uses alternative fuel sources either...........

So for Taylorites wanting to talk about issues so bad, this is TWICE at least now that the Taylor campaign has diverted attention from the issue and went on the attack. Why do they have a habit of doing that? Begging to talk about the issues and then diverting attention from them leaves one with a tremendous credibility gap.