A Zell Miller sighting

Gov. Zell Miller will make a rare appearance Wednesday when he swears in Carol Hunstein as the new chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

A packed room is expected. Reporters are being urged to make reservations.

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KingfishStevens

June 30th, 2009
3:50 am

Benedict Arnold Miller. It has a nice ring to it.

Charles Jackson

June 30th, 2009
4:12 am

So does Kingfish only it stinks.

The REAL GodHatesTrash, Superstar

June 30th, 2009
6:53 am

Zig-Zag is a stumpbroke hillbilly. Pure trash.

The REAL GodHatesTrash, Superstar

June 30th, 2009
6:53 am

Was Pappy Yokum busy?

Copyleft

June 30th, 2009
7:52 am

Will he be wearing a fresh straitjacket? The old one’s getting so tattered and dingy….

herbK

June 30th, 2009
8:36 am

Come and listen to a story about a man named Zell
A poor mountaineer, always kept his state in hell,
Then one day he was fillin’ up with crude,
And got a sachel full of dough from a lobbyist named ‘Dude’.

cash that is, green gold, Georgia cabbage.

Well the first thing you know ol’ Zell’s a millionaire,
Kinfolk said Zell move away from there
Said Hot ‘lanta is the place you ought to be
So he loaded up the truck and moved next to Beverly

Morgan that is, Rich as Croesus, democrat too!

BR549

June 30th, 2009
9:50 am

Is he bringing his dueling pistols?

I hope he’s off his meds — he’s much more entertaining that way.

Ed

June 30th, 2009
10:15 am

Why is he swearing her in? Is there a tradition of former governors doing it or something?

Gary

June 30th, 2009
10:48 am

Wow…..a great and admirable man who did great things for this state as Governor and Senator and you loons come on here and talk down about him. I can understand that you disliked his policies or stances he took as a Senator, but Benedict Arnold? straightjacket? The class that some of you, or lack of, is downright sad.

This man served as a Marine and fought for his country. Worked publicly for the state for decades and did great things to further education and business and yet you people talk about him like he is some piece of trash. Oh well, at least this man has done something with his life and gave back. What exactly have any of you done?

Copyleft

June 30th, 2009
12:36 pm

Gary: So you’re ready to sing the praises of Max Cleland, right?

Wrong, Gary.

June 30th, 2009
1:04 pm

Wrong, Gary. He was never in combat … unless you count his insane attacks against John Kerry. (Not that I like Kerry, but he did serve honorably, and to question his willingness to defend our nation was beyond the pale).

Zell MIller will be remembered for one thing: he was George Bush’s butt-boy.

Gary

June 30th, 2009
1:53 pm

Max Cleland was a decorated veteran who served honorably for his country and this state when he was Secretary of State and a legislator. I disagreed with his politics and policies when he went to Washington as our Senator. He served the interests of the Democratic Party and not that of the people who elected him. I am a Republican supporter and was ashamed at the way he was treated late in the 02 campaign. However, that did not sway my vote against him.

Do I like the guy who replaced him? No, I think Saxby is doing the same things that Cleland did (fight for party and not the people who elected you) and do not agree with it. I still think Max is a good man and a great American for his service.

And Wrong, while Miller didn’t fight in a war, he was a Marine and that is the greatest army in the world. And I beg to differ. In the state history books Zell will be remembered for the good he did for the state mostly as a legislator, Lt. Gov, and Governor. His brief stint in the U.S. Senate will be a footnote on his vast accomplishments to the state of Georgia.

See, I can speak honorably about a man who I disagree with on politics.

Mike Brown

June 30th, 2009
2:40 pm

So Miller went a little off the deep end at the end of his Senate days. Was he still not one of the most progressive Governors this State has had in modern times? Aside from the HOPE scholarship program, which may be the single most important educational initiative in the past quarter century in this State, Zell came into office in a budget crisis, turned the ship of State rightside up, and left with a record surplus. Teachers were being paid at or over the national average, welfare reform was implemented, the
two-strikes-and-you’re-out” law was enacted, and the Georgia courts actually became diversified with people other than white males serving on the bench. Between Barnes and Perdue, look where we are now.

herbK

June 30th, 2009
2:57 pm

Truthfully speaking, neither Roy nor Zell screwed the state that much, and both did a couple of things worthy of praise, unlike the garbage we have now.

Gary

June 30th, 2009
2:58 pm

Agreed Mike. Like I said, his Senate career will be a footnote to all of his accomplishments for this state. The period of 1991-1999 was a good one for Georgia and Zell Miller was the person who lead the way. Barnes and Perdue took everything Zell did and have flushed it down the toilet. We need another Zell and I don’t care which party he or she comes from.

Base

June 30th, 2009
4:06 pm

Zig Zag comes out from under his rock.

Base

June 30th, 2009
4:35 pm

Zig-Zag Zell crawls out from under his rock.

herbK

June 30th, 2009
6:22 pm

zig-zag, max the stumpy, roy ‘been there’ barnes, and all of the idiot-moron voters of georgia. Should be a good time 11/2010.

The REAL GodHatesTrash, Superstar

July 1st, 2009
6:34 am

Zig-zag joined the Marines 30 days after the Korean War Armistice was signed.

Wait until the fighting is done, then join. And then rattle on about what a great patriot you are.

He’s a clown.

Gary

July 1st, 2009
9:37 am

No REAL, you are a clown. The man was a marine and any marine will tell you that it is not easy work.

And anyone who serves his/her state and or country in the armed forces or public service is a great patriot. Much more than you will ever be typing cute comments on a blog.