Excerpts of Nathan Deal’s conference call with supporters

Political Insider’s Jim Galloway has just posted a  quick transcript of the conference call Nathan Deal just held with supporters to calm angst over recent news reports dealing with the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s financial status.

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September 17th, 2010
11:18 am

And the Bobble Heads will all nod and take up a collection and say, “That liberal media is out to get our boy.”


September 17th, 2010
11:36 am

Oh, Yeah, and he doesn’t understand our pain. The rest of us have not borrowed close to 5 million on assets that are not worth near that. Nor would we have been allowed to.

I am dizzy from the spin–more than a whirlpool washer.

Miles W. Rich

September 17th, 2010
11:41 am

Our family members don’t commit bankruptcy fraud either. Deal’s daughter and son in law failed to disclose that Nathan Deal was a co-debtor on the debt as required, and then signed their schedule verification under penalty of perjury. Sounds like their are more than one felon, including Nathan himself, who signed under penalty of perjury that his disclosure was true and correct, in the Deal Family. Furthermore, this was not Clinton Wilder’s first bankruptcy. He filed on November 27, 2001, and then filed again on July 15, 2009, and didn’t disclose the first filing in the 2009 filing as required by law, and again committed perjury and wire fraud.

Habersham Countian

September 17th, 2010
12:06 pm

I have known Congressman Deal for many years and yes, I undrestand he was trying to help his daughter and her husband. We all want to help our kids. But to take out loans that exceed your assests for a business that I could have told you that would not succeed is not good judgement and sound financial planning. This is not the kind of person I want running a $17 billion enterprise. Also, his intervention with the Department of Revenue as a Congressman to benefit his business was also not good judgement not to mention unethical or illegal.
I am an independent who votes for the person not party and I would much rather have someone who has the experience that Governor Barnes has (even though I disagreed with some things while he was governor) than the poor judgement and questionable ethics Congressman Deal has demonstrated.
It is an easy and clear choice for this North Georgia boy.

Ben The Independent

September 17th, 2010
12:24 pm

Prior to Deal’s financial issues, I would have held my nose and voted for him over Roy. Now we again have an issue where the GOP candidate gives thinking voters no choice worth voting for.

conservative teacher

September 17th, 2010
12:51 pm

Is there anything that Mr. Deal can say that would be positive in your eyes?????????? You liberals and the media are salivating at turning the knife a little bit deeper! You are the brick wall who hears only negative against someone who is campaigning against your Roy Barnes.
Yes, I will vote for Mr. Deal!!!!!! My prayers are for his family who are going through this Hell because of politics!

Blue Man in a Red State

September 17th, 2010
1:01 pm

So politics made Nathan Deal take out $5M in loans on, according to his tax returns, roughly $200K a year in income? Politics made him hide this fact from GA voters and not follow State requiremnts on reporting this debt?


September 17th, 2010
1:02 pm

Of course Mr. Deal could say something positive. “I’m dropping out of the race” would be appropriate.


September 17th, 2010
1:06 pm

Anybody who is still willing to vote for Deal, should be taking their meds and they definitely should not be teaching our kids. This man is in financial trouble because of his choices, not because of any political reasons (unless greed counts).

Deal makes bad financial, business and ethical decisions. This man is a three time loser; see prior statement for reasons.


September 17th, 2010
2:02 pm

Just like a big-government spender: instead of living within your means, take out $5 million in loans on $200K income. Georgia doesn’t need it.

Half Governor of Alaska

September 17th, 2010
2:18 pm

Nathan, come on up to Alaska and you and me will sit out on the porch and look for Russians. You betcha!


September 17th, 2010
2:23 pm

GA politics is such a joke there should be a laugh-track with it. The only other contender for as much entertainment value is South Carolina politics


September 17th, 2010
3:24 pm

Why do the politicians like Deal think they fool all the public all the time? First, he is on the verge of getting spanked when the Congressional ethics inquiry begins for using his influence to protect his salvage business which is getting favored status by state government. He dodges that inquiry by resigning because he was then no longer a member of Congress and subject to the inquiry. The fact that his resignation cost Georgia millions of dollars for a special election is of no consequence to Deal. He refused consistently to release his tax records. Now we find out he lied on his campaign forms about these loans and he exercised incredibly poor judgment in making the loans. Yeah, it is his kid but what is going to be his excuse when he blows tax dollars for good friends stepping up with their pork projects? Hey, they were my friends, I thought an equestrian center in Houston County would be great or a big Go Fish project was perfect. No, wait, that’s our current Republican bone-head governor lining the pockets for himself and his friends. More of the same is what we’ll be getting with Deal.

Deal (Keep the pork going)

September 17th, 2010
10:32 pm

Hey I need that pork, My in-laws just lost 5 million dollars….. Once I am the Governator I will get more pork…… Pork is good for the bank account….


September 18th, 2010
12:50 am

This is why you must flush the toilet every 4 years or else the stench will runneth over!!


September 18th, 2010
1:01 pm

Wait for the big paving contractor to bail Deal out. Wait, wait ,wait…….there he is…


September 18th, 2010
1:04 pm

Things could be worse, have you seen that dip stick that runs Arizona? God all mighty…

Billy in Savannah

September 19th, 2010
3:28 pm

Deal was just in Savannah at the Landings Plantation Club (a GOP stronghold). I wander if he passed his hat for contributions to repay his debt. Yet, these same Republicans are so against any help for working families. Talk about hypocrisy!