As a transplanted Ohioan, one of the difficulties I have is dealing with the transparently corrupt and buffoonish behavior of many elected officials in Georgia. Not that corruption is unheard of, or even rare, in Ohio, but at least they try to hide it. Not so, our dear Governor, Nathan Deal. For the fascinating details, follow me below the fold.
Nathan Deal chose to run for Governor in 2010 in part to dodge an ethics investigation in the House of Representatives. He actually was chosen as the most corrupt member of the House by Business Insider. Once out of the intense media spotlight of Washington, he became moreso.
His most recent foray, appointing Chip Rogers, a recalcitrant member of the Republican caucus in the State Senate to a $150,000 a year sinecure at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Better Georgia has been all over this story. Given the Republican party's oft-stated desire to kill public broadcasting, this is a particularly ironic move.
Chip Rogers is a notable wing-nut. After last fall's election he sponsored a meeting of the Republican caucus regarding Agenda 21 This was supposedly an attempt by the UN and Barack Obama to employ Jedi mind tricks on the citizens of this fair land. Really amazing!