Deal heads for vacation, won’t be at ARC breakfast

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal will not speak at the Atlanta Regional Commission’s “State of the Region” breakfast Friday morning as he takes a few days off following Tuesday’s election.


The commission had invited both Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes, whom Deal defeated Tuesday. But a Deal spokesman said the Republican had not committed to attending and will be out of town.

The ARC breakfast is expected to bring together more than 1,000 regional leaders for a forum on key challenges. Ron Sims, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the keynote speaker.

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November 4th, 2010
3:07 pm

Well deserved time off. Although not my first choice, he is now my gov and my prayers are with him.


November 4th, 2010
4:15 pm

Hey Gov…..take some of your vacation time to figure out how to pay your bills. To lifetimegopvoter…..are you as corrupt as YOUR gov?? Both of you are clowns.

Blue Counties

November 4th, 2010
5:02 pm

Kinda shows what the Gov. elect thinks about leaders in the counties voting majority for former Gov. Barnes, doesn’t it?


November 4th, 2010
7:47 pm

I am not surprise that Deal is skipping the breakfast. He has no intention of working with the ARC.
But the interesting issue is…. what is in the Congressional investigation report that cause Nathan Deal to skip out of Congress? ..
More taxes are coming down the line in Georgia and the reason will be NO REVENUE coming in.

Need to cut Govt. services and raise taxes.. There will be taxes cut for some but those will be the chosen.

Kayla Nicole Mallard

November 4th, 2010
8:15 pm

Hey guys,it’s Kayla.I promise you,I’m Nathan Deal’s cousin.My dad is his cousing too.I’m very happy that he won.I wish I could see him again.I haven’t seen him over a year.Congragulations Nathan.I love you!:)(I am Nathan Deal’s cousin,I promise)

Karl Marx

November 5th, 2010
6:44 am

HA this bozo will be on “Vacation” for the next 4 years. The taxpayers will be footing the bill.

Ima Crook Too

November 5th, 2010
10:24 am

What a wonderful Guv he will make being he is one of the 15 most corrupt pols in congress. What about the corrupt morons who voted for him instedd of Handel?

good ole earl

November 5th, 2010
1:18 pm

Some of you people really show your ignorance and stupidity with some of your comments. Most Georgians could really care less what you think And thank goodness only a handfull of us dumb…s take time to read this crap anyway. But, if you don’t have something positive to add…why don’t you just go write on a restroom wall somewhere. Crap needs to be stored where crap goes.


November 5th, 2010
3:19 pm

For quite a while now, many of you have seen my blogs in the AJC wherein I was rebutting the many falsehoods about Deal. I know Deal and have been after him for months, and his wife Sandra also, to take some time off and to get a little rest. But no, Deal campaigned from dawn until midnight almost every day. Now, thankfully, he and his wife are taking a short, well deserved vacation. Why can’t you Deal opponents, just this once, take this resting story at face value exactly for what it is – a rest?
Squeals and howls, anyone?

Mike Hunt

November 5th, 2010
10:32 pm

Just a few thoughts…..our new first lady is uglier than a bowling shoe; To all the Karen Handel supporters….that wench is done and is not coming back; and Nathan has his transition team working on a plan to pay off his debts and give him some positive wealth.

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November 7th, 2010
5:59 pm

After a long campaign, the man deserves a vacation. I didn’t vote for him at all because I find it interesting that a man with a blatant record for abusing his powers even won the primary, but this is GA. If a man can become governor over a flag, I guess anything is possible. I will say this. As much as I don’t like the idea of him being governor, I will be a bigger person than the ignorant folks who deny Obama as the president and say, Nathan Deal is now my governor, and his success as governor will be a success to the state. I will wish him nothing but the best for the next four years. Now, how he’s going to do in those four years will be interesting.


November 7th, 2010
7:07 pm

Deal needs to do the following in his first year and here’s 5 good ideas for a start.
1.) Implement a 50% Sin Tax (On immoral porno shops/strip clubs/websites).
2.) Fund the HOPE scholarship, by opening up a Casino in downtown Atlanta & Savannah ran by the GA Lottery and allow Four Peri-Mutual Horse Racing Tracks Permits where the annual permits paid by each track to fund the Hope Scholarship.
3.) Great Expansion of Toll Roads to Alleviate Atlanta and the State’s Traffic Issues Especially on hwy 316 and 400, without raising taxes.
4.) Bring Back the Chain Gang for Prisoners to Mow Highway Medians, Re-Open Rest-Stops and have non-violent prisoners clean them, Work the prisoners 50 Hours a week, and Fast-Track all those on Death Row to 6 months.
5.) Lower the Corporate Tax ONLY for those GA Companies Creating GA Jobs and Triple Taxes for those corporations outsourcing GA jobs to Communist China, Mexico, or India.