Oxendine sign removed from Capitol

oxsignBA big, blue Oxendine for Governor sign was removed from the 2nd floor of the state Capitol this morning, after a complaint was made to the Georgia Building Authority.

The sign was placed on an easel outside a room where a state Republican women’s group was meeting.

GBA rules governing use of the Capitol and its grounds prohibit political campaign signs.

A spokesman for John Oxendine’s team said the campaign was sponsoring the breakfast event.

45 comments Add your comment

Was he shaking them down

February 25th, 2010
10:59 am

Another day, another Ox blunder. He doesn’t even know the rules at the capitol. Isn’t his office across the street? You think that a career politician like Ox would understand what you can and can’t do at the capitol.

Wonder how he was shaking down this group for money?

frugal voter

February 25th, 2010
11:01 am

More sleaze!

Lanny

February 25th, 2010
11:19 am

who in their right mind would support this idoit? Vote Barnes, and spread the word…..

lmno

February 25th, 2010
11:19 am

I’ve been following politics for a long time and I have never witnessed anyone with as many issues as Oxendine.

Drop out now and stop embarassing yourself you sleazeball!

itsme

February 25th, 2010
11:21 am

Why is a Republican (or Democratic) women’s group even meeting at the capitol?

Susan

February 25th, 2010
11:23 am

I hope to no end that John Oxendine will not be the governor of this state. He is the biggest sleazeball walking around the capitol and perhaps in this state!

Richard

February 25th, 2010
11:31 am

Consider our possible choices for the next Govrnor – Oxendine or Barnes. Two sleazeballs. Both are powerhungrey bozos that work for some of the state’s largest criminals. Time to move to another state!

Cliff

February 25th, 2010
11:32 am

It looks like red and black are the colors of choice for Republican women this season. Maybe they also plan to attend a UGA meeting later in the day.

Mr. Grumpy

February 25th, 2010
11:34 am

His posting of the sign and agreeing to permit this women’s group to meet on taxpayer property is another example of his disrespect for propriety. Of course his office is across the street from the Capitol. Of course he thinks it’s just fine that a partisan group supporting a political candidate for governor cannot nor should not meet on taxpayer property. Of course he’s a sleaze.

GoOX

February 25th, 2010
11:34 am

The liberal AJC, nothing better to do than to pick on, my man Ox, for making a mistake and putting up a sign at a breakfast that he paid for.

Iconoclast

February 25th, 2010
11:38 am

I wonder if Ox is the rider on the red horse or the black horse?

see Revelation 6:3-4 & 6:5-6

Art Vandalay

February 25th, 2010
11:38 am

Let me guess GoOx you live outside the perimeter, waaaay outside. You must because you have fallen for Ox’s biggest pander, elect me and I will stick it to all those youngsters, gays, and foreigners in the city by pavin’ a highway right over ‘em so we can get to their airport and all their amenities and back out to our homes quicker like the parasites we are yeeeee haaawww!!!!

Aaron Gould Sheinin

February 25th, 2010
11:45 am

GoOx — picking on him? Come on! You gotta do better than that.

Aaron Gould Sheinin

February 25th, 2010
11:46 am

Mr. Grumpy, just to be clear: There is nothing in the rules or laws that prohibits political groups from using the Capitol. It happens all the time. They just can’t do the kind of signage that was found here.

Petie The Crab

February 25th, 2010
11:47 am

What are those women doing? Planning a huntin” trip?

Aaron Gould Sheinin

February 25th, 2010
11:48 am

itsme — happens all the time. Nothing in the rules or laws that says they can’t. There ARE limitations of course, such as the sign mentioned here. But typically these meetings are in conference rooms that dot the Capitol.

lester

February 25th, 2010
11:51 am

Ox elected Governor. I know it’s unsettling but I’ve seen stranger things. How bout that Stout Feller just elected to replace Richardson?

All I'm Saying Is...

February 25th, 2010
11:57 am

Clearly a believer in the ‘if you ‘aint cheatin’, then you ‘aint tryin’ rule in college football and, apparently, politics

Iconoclast

February 25th, 2010
12:26 pm

I don’t think anyone’s stunned by yet another Ox snafu. A real shocking headline would read something like “Oxendine presides over sweeping ethics reform, ousts lobbyists, decries church inerference in governance, and attracts business with a skilled & educated constituency as the only incentive”

Ace

February 25th, 2010
12:28 pm

Jed

February 25th, 2010
12:29 pm

Pretty shameless stuff.
Honestly, Oxendine’s team should know better. It really bothers me to see candidates pushing boundaries when it comes to campaigning.
Don’t expect my vote, Ox.

Say wha?!

February 25th, 2010
12:32 pm

I have never run for anything, but even I know that you can’t campaign on the Capitol grounds! What an idiot.

drink or drive

February 25th, 2010
12:39 pm

I wonder if Ox was governor, how many dui’s would be covered up for him? hmmm, probably starting prior to his swearinmg in ceremony

NoOX

February 25th, 2010
12:40 pm

I’m surprised OX didn’t park his crown vic in the hall next to the sign, with the blue lights flashing. If elected governor, he will wreck this state the way he wrecks state vehicles, and lie about it, like the whopper he told about swerving to miss a deer when crashing into some trees at 2AM. The GBI took away his emergency lights permit since he would use the lights and flashers to run red lights when late for his hairdresser appointments. When he ordered a shiny new crown vic with leather seats, during a freeze on vehicle purchases, his response was “try and stop me”. Later after the Attorney General and OIG stepped in, he paid back the state $25,000.
http://crackersquire.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-previous-post-touched-on-oxendines.html

Note to all you teachers and parents, Oxendine has ALL his kids in private schools, showing how much faith he has in Georgia schools.

Never Trusted Him

February 25th, 2010
12:46 pm

In the past when I would call the insurance commissioner’s office you would have to wait for the receptionist to say “office of insurance commissioner John Oxendine” etc.. It’s probably still the same today. Always sounded too self-promoting. You knew he was just using the office as a stepping stone.

oldfart

February 25th, 2010
12:53 pm

If meeting space on the taxpayer’s dime is permitted for partisan political meetings then this is one of the few cases that you will hear from me that there ought to be a law. Non-partisan town hall type of meetings, fine, in fact encouraged so that legislators could get feedback from persons other than lobbyists. Campaign signs within the state capital itself though should be a no brainer. Violators should be shot.

And GoOx, don’t you have some fire trucks to chase?

Not for the OX

February 25th, 2010
12:57 pm

It’s not that The OX doesn’ know what the rules and laws are. He just thinks that they do not apply to him or his family. Like using Blue Lights because he doesn’t like to be tied up in traffic. Of course if enough idiots vote for him, he can fly over all the “little people”.

oldfart

February 25th, 2010
1:01 pm

Actually, now that I think about it, if these rooms are available for partisan events, how do I reserve one? I’m thinking about holding a kegger this weekend. If it has to be political I can always invite the NORML guys over too.

waiting with baited breath

February 25th, 2010
1:03 pm

Was he shaking them down,
Oxedine has never had to play by any rules. he has done whatever he pleased without even a tap on the shoulder. i for one have been waiting anxiously for the day we georgians will rid ourselves of this “privileged boy child”.

Art Vandelay

February 25th, 2010
1:04 pm

It’s remarkable that Oxendine hasn’t dropped out of this election by now. The man is so corrupt, so self-centered, so…so…DIRTY, and it’s on full display on a nearly daily basis. Yet somehow, the Georgia Republican party thinks this clown is a good candidate for the highest position in the state. A governor like Oxendine would actually make me miss Sonny, who’s been an absolute disaster from day one.

GEORGIA97

February 25th, 2010
1:10 pm

Oxendine has the IQ of Tickle-Me-Elmo and would make Georgia the laughing stock of the nation.

Base

February 25th, 2010
1:15 pm

Sleaze at work!

Art Vandelay

February 25th, 2010
1:18 pm

Uh, GEORGIA97, I don’t like to admit this, but we’re already the laughing stock of the nation politically. Remember, we have a senator who wants the 10 Commandments posted in public buildings, but he can only name three of them, and we have other state reps who still insist that the President of the United States wasn’t born in this country.

lmno

February 25th, 2010
1:20 pm

Why can’t David Poythress get any traction in this race? The man has by far and away the most impressive resume, yet 99 out of 100 Georgians couldn’t pick him out of a line up.

CDog

February 25th, 2010
1:58 pm

If Georgia is such a laughingstock, why don’t you move somewhere else? California or one of the New England states, perhaps? Delta is ready when you are. I like the Ox and agree with his stances on the issues and will be voting for him and I hope most of Georgia as well.

SW Atl

February 25th, 2010
2:09 pm

Did anyone think he would follow any rules?

Michael

February 25th, 2010
2:09 pm

The sign was probably a distraction from some real chicanery being pulled off today. That’s how politicians do it. They get you to follow the sideshow instead of the real deals going down. Now again, he was out hunting with the head of some insurance company, whom he “regulates,” whose secret PAC gave $100k to Ox?

Michael

February 25th, 2010
2:15 pm

I don’t think he’s the biggest sleazeball in Ga — not even near the front of the line. And I like his daddy.

Buford Sowega

February 25th, 2010
2:30 pm

David Poythress is overqualified for the Governorship. He is also much too moderate and well-reasoned. A great citizen that will not make it all the way to the Governor’s Mansion, and that’s truly a shame.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 25th, 2010
2:43 pm

Hot dang! I want one of them rooms to party in when us people at Billy Bob’s come down to see the Braves in their home opener.

Aaron Gould Sheinin

February 25th, 2010
2:49 pm

Hey, Redneck, come on down! Just make sure you get me an invite. Oh, and a Braves ticket.

Bo

February 25th, 2010
2:53 pm

I cannot believe that Oxendine is the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. His behavior a few years back in getting a luxury car when state policy forbade it demonstrates his values and sense of integrity (none). I am conservative and will certainly vote GOP, but I certainly won’t vote for Oxendine.

bkbroila4224

February 25th, 2010
3:13 pm

CDog and My man Ox….
Go back to where you came from…John Oxendine is a pampered nerd…and he will get what’s coming to him…This guy is not necessarily a moron, but he is the kind of person who thinks the rules do not apply to him….always has and always will…I would love to give the jerk a piece of my mind…Given the opportunity, I would definitely do so….what an a$$hole!!

Atlanta_Ed

March 3rd, 2010
11:58 am

Sadly, knew the Ox in college and law school. You should have seen him in his preppy outfits at Mercer. He is a dumb as ever.

His daddy just stepped down as senior judge too corrupt even for that. Daddy is at least smart crook but John is just a crook.

I am Republican but John don’t make it easy.

J Caton

March 16th, 2010
9:25 pm

My job as a Lieutenant with the fire department requires direct interaction with Insurance Commissioners Office. I remember the days before John Oxendine. No public safety education program. Now its a huge successful statewide program that has reduced the number fire deaths. Most arson fires across the state were never investigated. The investigation of fires became a priority and Georgia got its first arson detection dogs once John Oxendine came into office. Countless lives have been saved by the policies he has in place. Documentation sits in the files of the Georgia Firefighter Burn Foundations files. I have read all these name calling, half truths and out right lies postings. You make issues over a sign that some volunteer who didnt know any better put up before John Oxendine ever arrived at the breakfast. Just makes me feel more confident than ever that I have made the right decision to support John Oxendine if all you can take issue with is a sign.
Keep Charging John…God Bless You for all you have done for the people of Georgia.