Georgia’s greatest scam revisited

Georgia’s worst governor ever? Hard to say, but Sonny Perdue was definitely the worst in my lifetime.

It turns out even the most conservative attendance prediction for the Go Fish Georgia Education Center in Perry was too ambitious.

The Telegraph of Macon reports the center drew only 15,000 visitors in its first 12 months of operation. That’s far below the 100,000 tourists projected to visit when the center opened in October 2010.

The dismal turnout gives more ammunition to critics of then-Gov. Sonny Perdue, who supported spending $19 million on the center and statewide boat ramp construction during a budget crisis that included furloughs and layoffs of state employees.

One response to “Georgia’s greatest scam revisited”

  1. Sounds a lot like a stimulus package. Boat ramps? Why, constructing a boat ramp is a shovel-ready job that will employ people and lead to more fishing, meaning more money for bait sellers, not to mention boat dealers. Sonny was just a few years ahead of his time, is all.

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