Barnes revisits fallout over state flag

It’s a remarkable TV ad, according to Savannah Morning News reporter Larry Peterson.

Former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes, who wants us to give him his old job back, sits in a church pew.

“As governor,” he intones, “my heart was in the right place, but I didn’t listen or slow down to explain why I had to make some difficult decisions. For that, I apologize.”

His campaign manager, Chris Carpenter, reluctantly acknowledges what many others assume.

That is, Barnes is apologizing at least in part for the way he handled the racially charged controversy over the state flag.  Read the complete story.

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Don not elect this fool, fool me twice fool on me

May 31st, 2010
11:08 am

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May 31st, 2010
12:19 pm

I saw Roy’s apology on a Savannah TV station when I was in Hilton Head. I told a couple of people about it (who laughed like I did when I saw it) and now I know why they haven’t seen it. He’s apologizing to people down there for the flag and not up here. (Roy – you got more important things to apologize for than changing the flag)

I wonder what his Atlanta political buddies think of that. “I’m so sorry” out there in the “boonies.”

Luckily we’re a lot smarter than Roy thinks.


June 1st, 2010
2:25 pm

Oh good lord. We’re still talking about that ridiculous flag flap. Who cares??!! I for one am glad he changed that gosh awful thing.

Anyone but Oxendine

June 1st, 2010
9:50 pm

Change the flag. Who cares?

Show your humility by hiding your ugly face.