WHILE visions of sugar plums are currently dancing in many people’s heads, my thoughts are looking just down the road to January when our state will begin a new era of government.
Gover norelect Nathan Deal, who despite carrying much political baggage, was voted into office by Georgians primarily because he was the Republican nominee.
Deal, who was not open about many things in his past, could very well turn our state backwards even more than outgoing governor Sonny Perdue has and that is saying a lot.
There was a time when the people of our state demanded honesty and truth from elected officials. Those times appear to be gone now that the state has been so divided on party lines. Republicans support anything that a Republican does.
What’s still mind-boggling about Deal is that so much information was put forth in the weeks before the general election about his behavior that you would have thought more voters would have been shaken from their slumber. Yet, it seems more people were apt to vote against Roy Barnes than they were concerned about Deal’s shady past.