What’s in a name? Well, in Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s case, one suspects it accounts for him getting elected governor by people with fond memories of a plump chicken on Sunday and sunny days the rest of the week.
Georgians like themselves a man with a sunny disposition. Jimmy Carter not only proved that, but went on to demonstrate that most Americans appreciate a man who smiles. Which, of course, is why Republicans had to wipe that grin off Jimmy’s face and send in the more genial Ronald...Read Full Story
HAVANA (Reuters) - Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue called on Tuesday for freer trade between the United States and Cuba, saying it would help the longtime foes resolve their differences.Perdue, a Republican, said he hoped the two countries would improve relations "very soon" so they "can join the hearts of our people in what would be the best outcome for both nations."The governor spoke to reporters at the end of a three-day trip to Cuba with a Georgia trade delegation seeking business with the...Read Full Story
You’d think Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and his Alabama counterpart, Bob Riley, would be opposed to judicial activism.
But, casting aside traditional Republican thought, the two governors have joined a case before the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The act requires that certain states, counties and other voting units, mostly Southern, (see map) gain federal approval of changes in voting procedures.
Forget that the Voting Rights Act has been...Read Full Story
Gov. Sonny Perdue used his final State of the State speech on Wednesday to issue a call to arms to Georgia legislators grappling with the most severe budget meltdown since the Great Depression."This is our time to carry a heavy load, to do the hard thing now for the sake of our children and grandchildren," Perdue told a joint session of the state Legislature.Perdue said it's time to buckle down and "reject the gluttonous instinct of this age" to ensure future generations aren't saddled with...Read Full Story
The intern for Governor Sonny Perdue was killed in a car accident this weekend in Atlanta when a woman with a .229 blood-alcohol level slammed into his car. The intern was a 2008 University of Georgia graduate.
The victim was 24-year-old Jordan Griner. He was the designated driver early Saturday when he was hit by a car driven by 26-year-old Christa Scott. Scott ran a red light and hit the driver’s door of Griner’s car, according to reports. Scott is being held in the Fulton County jail...Read Full Story