Monday, March 12, 2007

Civil War in the Georgia GOP?

For the Georgia GOP to fracture over the vote on Sunday sales of alcohol is poetic. On this issue they find themselves caught between the Religious Right and the Pro-Business factions of their party, groups that together helped the GOP grab the reigns of power in Georgia and nationally. Plus, overall public opinion supports Sunday sales. Georgia is one of only three states in the nation that prohibits the sale of alcohol on Sunday. So, will Republicans allow the Religious Right to trump both business and public opinion? We'll see. It's good to know that there's something they are willing to fight for-our children would not make that list. Given the amount of alcohol that typically lubricates the legislative session, this fight is ironic indeed.

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