Bill Campbell said what?

@andishehnouraee andishehnouraee At @AtlantaMagazine Atlanta mayors forum, Campbell says he left city better than he found it. 13 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone I messaged Andisheh late last night. What follows is a dramatization of our e-mail exchangin’. “Did he really say that?” He did. “Really?” Yep. “No.” Yes. “Bill Campbell, right?  As in … Continue reading Bill Campbell said what?

Grifters never change (cont’d)

First came the kickbacks. Now, the patronage. Gov. Nathan Deal’s choice to be the state’s mental health ombudsman is dating the governor’s chief spokesman and was chosen without following procedures outlined in state law, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. Deal named Corinna Magelund to the position earlier this month at a salary $25,000 above what her … Continue reading Grifters never change (cont’d)

Quid pro crock

AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they’ve received big piles of AT&T’s cash. In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the National Education Association have each issued public statements … Continue reading Quid pro crock

Abramoff wing man touts Trump candidacy

Baby-faced influence peddler Ralph Reed, who secretly accepted payments from Jack Abramoff to lobby against Indian casino gambling, says he’s “intrigued” by Donald Trump’s candidacy. That Reed remains relevant on the political scene speaks volumes. Corruption is not vice in Washington.

Q: Who’s the only person to profit from Sonny’s rule over Georgia?

A: Sonny Making money was Gov. H. Dumpty’s prime objective, and on that he delivered. He tripled his wealth while in office. Don’t say you weren’t informed. The local organ has doggedly reported on Sonny’s unethical conduct while governor, but no one seemed to care. Perdue ran his mid-Georgia grain and trucking businesses throughout his … Continue reading Q: Who’s the only person to profit from Sonny’s rule over Georgia?

Why people hate corporate America

Transocean Ltd. gave its top executives bonuses for achieving the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history” — despite the explosion of its oil rig that killed 11 people, including nine of its own employees, and spilled 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Pointless year in review presents … 2010’s most corrupt politician

Are Georgians better off than they were 8 years ago? Only if they’re named Sonny Perdue. There’s a reason the governor refused to place his financial interests in a blind trust, bucking tradition. By the end of his first term, Perdue’s holdings had increased by more than one-third. You can bet his second term will … Continue reading Pointless year in review presents … 2010’s most corrupt politician

Not race, but time

It’s mere coincidence that ethically challenged House members Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters are black (or Democrats, for that matter). But combined they have spent 58 years in Congress. No coincidence there. Two years ago Nancy Pelosi claimed she’d “drain the swamp.” Republicans will say the same thing if they retake Congress in 2010. It’ll … Continue reading Not race, but time