Saturday, January 6, 2007

Who's Got Whose Backside?

Insider Advantage and WSB-TV are reporting that Georgia Democrats have filed an ethics complaint against Speaker Glenn Richardson alleging that he co-sponsored legislation for a lobbyist with whom he had a "personal relationship." This is the leading edge of a story that's been buzzing in the rumor mill and on the blogs for several days. There have also been rumors that Mark Burkhalter made a move to challenge Richardson for speaker, a challenge that now may not play out. After the smoke cleared, when attending Burkhalter's fundraiser last week, Richardson said, "I have Mark's backside and he has mine." Okay, Glenn, I might not've put it quite that way, but whatever you say.

The bottom line is that as the legislative session begins, lots of questions are being asked about who exactly "had" who and whether those "personal relationships" impacted legislation. We really ought to expect more from our leaders-Democrats or Republicans. If an elected official breaks promises to his family, then what makes us think he or she will keep his promises to the rest of us? Simply put, character really does matter.


Ben Matheny said...

This is still another fine example of the chickens coming home to roost for the Rethulicans. They had a field day on Clinton and now the light shines on these roaches at last. Still, the Southern Baptist hypocrites will continue to ignore any story of GOP wrongs. They are only interested in power, not in the Christian Mission which they proclaim to follow. Each story like this does bring us closer to freedom, which we currently do not have.

Vic said...

Vote on which Bible quote will ultimately apply:

1) " Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not." (Proverbs 3:5 NAB)

2) " Then Moses said, 'Anyone who will not listen to that Prophet will be cut off from God's people and utterly destroyed." (Acts 3:23 NLT)

3) "Yes, I will send against you poisonous snakes, Against which no charm will work when they bite you, says the LORD." (Jeremiah 8:17 NAB)

4) "But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So if your eye – even if it is your good eye – causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your hand – even if it is your stronger hand – causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell." (Matthew 5:28-30 NLT)

5) "Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. For I have come to set a man 'against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one's enemies will be those of his household'". (Matthew 10:34-36 NAB)