More Georgia Politics

Many bloggers have been commenting on Zell Miller’s creepy speech (comparing the torture photos to showering in gym class) at the Georgia Republican Convention, but to my mind, the bigger news at the convention is a passing comment by one of Georgia’s Republican candidates for US Senate, Johnny Isakson. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Political Insider,

Isakson, working to dispel that dreaded tag, “moderate,” echoed Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe’s words that he was “outraged by the outrage” of Democrats over the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners.

As Rusty points out, the Senate GOP candidates are trying to flash their conservative credentials right now, but such dismissive comments should not be tolerated. Rusty couldn’t find a specific transcript, and I’ve just started looking, so far without success.


  1. Rusty Said,

    May 20, 2004 @ 7:33 am

    Thanks for the trackback. Now I know the feature works.

    I haven’t been impressed with any of the Dems in the Senate race so far, and actually wanted to vote for Isakson. But I won’t now. It’s a shame how it’s become necessary to stroke the base so much that statements like that are made.

  2. chuck Said,

    May 20, 2004 @ 10:55 am

    I tend to vote for the party over specific individuals because most votes (with the exception of Zell Miller) in Congress tend to follow party lines anyway.

    I do like Mary Squires quite a bit (she seems to be a fairly innovative campaigner, too), and I’m growing increasingly dissatisfied with Oxford (I keep hearing more bad stuff, and so far nobody has really defended him, at least around these parts).

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