Your morning jolt: Ground and air attacks in the ATL race for mayor

The race for mayor of Atlanta became quite snippy over the weekend, with each candidate leveling attacks against the other – Kasim Reed by air, Mary Norwood on the ground.

On Friday, the Reed campaign put the following TV ad in circulation:

The script and sourcing for the claims can be found by clicking here.

The two attacks are linked by the Atlanta budget. The basic Reed claim is that Norwood voted against two property tax hikes that resulted in the furlough of Atlanta police and fire fighters.

“Norwood voted to allow police furloughs. Twice. She made Atlanta less safe,” the ad says.

Over the weekend, the Norwood campaign sent an oversized mailer – large enough to draw the attention of voters. (And hard to scan, too, so that part will take a while.)

“Kasim Reed voted to increase the sales tax and repeatedly supported property tax hikes,” the mailer says.

The Norwood attack gets just as personal as the Reed TV ad, accusing Reed of neglecting to pay property taxes. Norwood campaign manager Roman Levit says everything in the mailer is backed up with public documents.

But the claims don’t match with an AJC inquiry into Reed’s taxes, a summary of which can be found here.

With a Thanksgiving weekend approaching, both candidates are attempting to stay in the public eye as much as possible.

This morning, the Reed campaign announced coming endorsements by four Atlanta school board members: Brenda J. Muhammad; Khaatim S. El, Reuben McDaniel and Courtney English. (English and McDaniel were just elected this month.)

The Reed campaign will also be rolling out an endorsement by Hank Aaron, who remains baseball’s home run king to many Georgians. Here’s an idea: Put his voice on a robocall over the weekend. It’s hard to get mad at Hank Aaron for interrupting dinner. The call could become a collectible, too.

The state Supreme Court has ruled that a riding lawn mower is not an automobile. Which may seem obvious, but apparently wasn’t to the legal community.

The ruling means that a ne’er-do-well can’t be charged with car theft, which carries a 10-year term, for boosting a Toro mower.

The majority opinion in the 4-3 case was written by Justice David Nahmias. Says a court summary released this morning:

“The General Assembly may of course expressly define ‘motor vehicle’ more broadly, but we are not at liberty to do so,” the majority opinion says. “For these reasons, we hold that a riding lawn mower is not a ‘motor vehicle’ as that term is used in the motor vehicle theft statute.”

The term motor vehicle “is commonly understood to mean a self-propelled vehicle with wheels that is designed to be used…to transport people or property on roads,” the majority opinion states. And that is how a number of Georgia statutes define the term.

“To be sure, a riding lawn mower is capable of transporting people or property and of driving on the street for short stretches, but that is not what the machine is designed for or how it is normally used…,” the opinion says. Rather, the purpose of a riding lawn mower is to cut grass.

The case stems from the 2006 arrest of Franklin Lloyd Harris, who was charged with stealing a Toro riding lawn mower from the Home Depot Store in Dalton. The Harris’ case has been returned to a lower court for resentencing – but Harris could still end up doing the same 10 years, given his status as a repeat offender, the court noted.

The early filing of bills for next year’s session of the Legislature is well underway. InsiderAdvantage’s Dick Pettys writes that state Rep. Bobby Franklin, a Republican from north Cobb County, doesn’t disappoint:

One of his bills – the self-titled “Right To Travel” bill – appears to do away completely with drivers licenses in Georgia, based on the premise that “licensing of drivers cannot be required of free people because taking on the restrictions of a license requires the surrender of an inalienable right.”

But wait. That’s just one example. He also has bills that would exempt Georgia-grown products which are used in Georgia from federal regulation, prohibit the federal government from enforcing any criminal laws in Georgia not specifically provided for in the Constitution, and bar mandatory public health vaccination programs. Among many other similar proposals.

While you ponder the above, consider these items found while perusing this morning’s ajc.com:

  • Calling 911, but where are police?
  • Too few officers, too many crimes.
  • Glenn Richardson: Private, public stress form a ‘perfect storm.’
  • Norwood, Reed trade accusations.
  • Norwood attracts grassroots support during council tenure.
  • Reed makes an impact with voters, peers while serving in Statehouse.
  • Pat Swindall fights in court on multiple fronts.
  • Inspector general investigating State Ethics Commission officials.
  • New chief at Georgia Christian Coalition.
  • Some opinion:

  • Kyle Wingfield says Georgia can’t afford its share of ObamaCare.
  • Let women keep their abortion coverage, says Cynthia Tucker.
  • Bob Barr on the environmental soap opera along US-Mexico border.
  • And from beyond:

  • NYT: Dems focus on two senators from Maine in health care strategy.
  • WP: A Tom DeLay aide sideswiped and trapped by the Abramoff scandal.
  • WSJ: Early data suggest suicides are rising.
  • For instant updates, follow me on Twitter.

    194 comments Add your comment

    Mary

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:12 am

    I can’t believe that Mary Norwood failed to vote on the legislation recognizing gay partnerships. She really let the LGBT community down. She voted for the legislation right before it and right after it, but can’t explain why she held her vote. This is sort of like her not remembering if she voted for Bush or not. Norwood gets amnesia anytime something controversial comes up.

    Harry

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:13 am

    Silly season continues.

    Silver Fox

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:15 am

    Mary Norwood did an awful job in last night’s debate. I want her to give a good explanation as to why she outspent everyone else on the City Council. I think it’s a shame that she was using taxpayer money to pander throughout the city. Our money shouldn’t have been used for her to start her campaign.

    Thomas

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:19 am

    Decent debate. I’m troubled by Norwood’s inability to articulately explain why she voted to furlough police or why she didn’t at least propose an alternative measure to make sure public safety was adequately funded. Blame everyone else in city government isn’t enough.

    Jackalope

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:22 am

    @Mary just stop it. You’re lying.

    Valerie

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:24 am

    I’m a Buckhead resident and I was leaning toward Norwood early on, but was forced to vote for Reed after seeing how he handles her in every debate. Mary is a nice person and means well, but she just doesn’t have the intellectual sophistication to be mayor of a international city. She has no presence and addresses the issues only on a surface level. The fact that none of her peers have come out to support her also worries me.

    Collin King

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:27 am

    @Mary Yeah it was interesting seeing Mary try to explain why she didn’t cast a vote for the LGBT community on that legislation. She shakes hands and talks a good game, but when it comes time to put her vote where her mouth is she always comes up missing.

    AH

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:27 am

    So how much will the campaigners spam the boards today? Reed’s team really gets out there but Mary’s staffers put in their pointers too.

    Silent Majority

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:29 am

    Kasim Reed murdered Mary Norwood in the debate. She’s clearly out of her league. I hate to think that she might be the one negotiating on the City of Atlanta’s behalf.

    NorwoodersJackedMyHandle

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:31 am

    There goes Norwood again, caught in lies and distortions. Her campaign is in shambles and she ahs proven time and again that she doesn’t get it. Jim Galloway has already run a thorough fact-check on the Reed tax questions and it turns out there’s nothing there.

    Norwood is starting to look more and more like Sarah Palin and we all know how that ended.

    NorwoodersJackedMe

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:37 am

    @Jackalope,

    Good to see you back on here. Are you talking about Mary the commentor or Mary your candidate? It looks like your candidate has been caught in several lies. Listen, coucilmembers don’t miss critical votes. Especially if they’re present at the meeting. When something’s important to you, you find out where it is on the agenda and you stay in the chamber until the matter is settled. Bottom line is, Norwood has been caught slipping on her support of GLBT issues.

    This was a genius move by the Reed camp. Call her bluff on the issues. This lady has been lying, distorting and pandering far too long.

    So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:38 am

    Oh come on…Name ONE mayor who articulately explained everything about themselves. Franklin has dodged the media and any question from citizens. Bill Campbell is a big DUH on this issue (see federal prison sentence), and Reed is just as bad.

    Mary is just being hounded more so than Reed. Why protect Reed, people? Why shy from his errors? How did he earn such protective care? THEY’RE BOTH POLITICIANS…you’re not gonna get specific answers, you’ll get a beaten-around-the-bush-to-make-people-confused-so-they’ll-hush-up explanations and answers from both Reed and Norwood.

    I’ve met both and like them both, but Reed was better off in the GA Legislature where he could design/vote on legislation that was helping the Atlanta area he represented…That’s why I’m voting for Norwood. Reed has yet to say how he’s better as a Mayor than as a lawmaker, and why he chose to leave a more influential position to be a “municipal nanny.” I want Reed as a lawmaker and Norwood as a Mayor. Both can perform their best in those positions.

    Gay voter

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:40 am

    I was going to vote for Mary Norwood I am switching to Reed
    how Norwood going to miss a important bill for same sex partner benefits. She was at Amsterdam Cafe & Bar telling us that she help pass the bill she lied right in front of my face.

    The gay people are not going to vote for her she lied to us

    leep1987

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:41 am

    Mary did not let down the LGBT community, she has long supported and defended the LGBT community. If you care to read the actual minutes from the meeting in which she is accused of not voting, http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/2006/Minutes/fcm0320a.htm, you will see that this vote was part of a Consent Agenda which was agreed to prior. All measures in that consent agenda were passed with 11 yeas and 0 nays.

    Mary is the only candidate to fully support the LGBT community with support of equality marriage, several staffers that are LGBT, and supports having a LGBT liasion as part of the mayor’s staff to make sure that issues related to the community are addressed.

    VOTE MARY NORWOOD for a real change and a NEW DIRECTION!

    NorwoodersJackedMe

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:41 am

    @So True,

    You’re SO WRONG! Please tell me how Mary Norwood has demonstrated an ability to lead this city as mayor. Are you suggesting that because she was such a horroble legislator, that this somehow qualifies her to be chief executive? Come on now, that is about as round as a circular argument can get.

    So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:46 am

    @ Gay Voter: You’re obviously a Reed supporter. That bad grammar and bland argument as if you’re speaking for the gay community (which includes me) is copy+paste of the continuous Reed Team posts on these comments. Mary has drawn twice w as many gay voters to her events than Reed (see Norwood’s Amsterdam: 200 patrons, vs Reed’s Einsteins: 100 patrons as an example). Reed has publicly expressed his “separate but equal” views on gay marriage (he sides with “civil union” status…marriage’s equivalent to the Black segregation in the South).

    Norwood may not has voiced “yea” in the chamber on the vote, but her public support of it and behind the scenes campaign for support of it is more valuable…she may have persuaded one, two, three, etc council member’s votes…MORE than her one vote. THAT needs to be taken into consideration.

    Churchill's MOM

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:48 am

    Jim saw you twice on TV yesterday, you really need to punch Phil Sharpe out or ask him why Billy Morris fired him.

    Pardon my lack of knowledge because I only have a MBA from UGA but how do you add police, open youth facilities, not reduce the size of the other city waste and not raise taxes. Looks like Atlanta is the loser in this election. Reminds me of the UGA football program, when it can’t get any worse it does.

    So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:49 am

    @ NorwoodersJackedMe: Norwood was never a legislature, and I did not say that. “There’s no such thing as a dumb argument, just a dumb argument starter”. Read correctly before you spew crap. You make Reed look bad…

    NORWOOD LIED

    November 23rd, 2009
    10:54 am

    HERE IS NORWOOD’S NON-VOTE regarding extending employee benefits to partners of gay employees in the City. Facts don’t lie. Look at page 5. This legislation was adopted by council on March 20th, and therefore couldn’t have been on the consent agenda, as it was an ordinance and required two reads in the appropriate committee.

    http://apps.atlantaga.gov/citycouncil/2006/images/adopted/0320/06O0269.pdf

    Gay voter

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:00 am

    I was shock that she didnt help pass that bill. Mary we are ashame of you what is really going on with you I am so hurt that you miss this important part of Gay Rights.

    NorwoodersJackedMe

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:00 am

    @So True

    Are you telling me that Atlanta City Councilmembers are not municipal legislators? You do not what a legislator is right? You do know city councilmembers propose, debate and enact legislation, right? These outlined duties make them…wait for it…Municipal LEGISLATORS.

    Your ignorance provides a good snapshot of why so many people are supporting Mary Norwood despite her non-existent LEGISLATIVE record. People must’ve thought she was CMA (Chief Meeting Attender) or CGH (Chief Glad Hander).

    What a clown you are!!

    So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:05 am

    @Gay Voter: SHUT UP! We (the gay community) are not drama queens and you are not gay… Quit faking your pitty party like Reed’s camp asks you to do!

    Gay voter

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:05 am

    why are they accusing me of being a Reed supporter I was a Mary Norwood supporter and this is my first time comment on here. I heard it from her mouth that she did not vote on this important Gay Rights. I was at Amsterdam Cafe dont tell me I was not there.

    I am switching my vote for Reed

    So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:06 am

    @NorwoodJackedMe: I stand corrected.

    So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:09 am

    @ Gay Voter: We (or more accurately, “I”) am accusing you of being a Reed supporter because you HAVE TYPED THAT YOU ARE VOTING FOR REED…that little piece of information deems you a “Reed Supporter.” And your typing skills reflect these “rapid posts” by Reed supporters (see the beginning of almost all the latest Political Insider comment threads). I am sorry your life is over because Norwood was a NV (not voting) member (of three) that day. But life goes on. Chin up, don’t be all boo-hoo for the sake of Reed’s campaign.

    Gay voter

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:11 am

    So True: You are very ignorant and I am not going to go back and forth with you, now he saying I am not gay well I have a same sex partner in my life he was shock that Norwood lied to the gay community we seen the debate she said that she miss the vote out of her mouth. The gay people are very upset with her that she lied to us about this rights for gay partner.

    So True stop taken up norwood on this issue she got caught lying

    Formerly RJ

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:12 am

    If you want a smooth-talking debater for mayor who will continue politics as usual, vote for Reed.

    If you want someone to clean the fiscal mess left by the last two mayors of Atlanta, vote for Norwood.

    leep1987

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:12 am

    I never stated the Norwood did actually vote on the item, but if you would look at page 6 of the document you referenced, you will see that it indeed was part of the Consent Agenda and was adopted as part of the Consent Agenda. But, her lack of an actual vote on this particular item, in no way shows a lack of support for the LGBT community or that she has lied as some are inferring. Mary Norwood has always been supportive of the LGBT community and the entire Atlanta community.

    As for her supposed votes to furlough police and fire fighters: come on, Norwood voted no the on the proposed tax increase – it was not a vote to furlough public safety personnel. The decision to furlough public safety personnel was made by Mayor Franklin and the heads of the Police and Fire departments. Norwood’s “no” vote was because she continually stated that there were many other places in the city budget that could be decreased to fund the public safety areas, instead of raising taxes. Saying she “voted to furlough police and fire” personnel is completely false, she voted to NOT INCREASE PROPERTY TAXES.

    NorwoodersJackedMe

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:13 am

    @So true,

    I don’t meant to attack you on these threads. I jsut want to share the truth. And the truth of the matter is; based on Norwood’s current accomplishments she hasn’t demonstrated much that would convince me to support her. She has run a decent campaign, but that doesn’t erase her 8 years on council where she supported many of the reckless policies that have landed us in this economic and public safety nightmare.

    So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:14 am

    OMG?!?!? Gay Voter…I’m ignorant?!?!?! WHYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!?! *sniff* OMG, my life is over. I cannot continue typing…You are 100% true and perfect, I shall stop commenting for I am ignorant. Thank you, Gay Voter, for helping me realize who I am.

    Jackalope

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:15 am

    Did you actually read her response or are you intentionally lying????????

    The gay vote was one of about 5 dozen measures on one bill that was voted on with no discussion.

    Nice try.

    Norwood supports FULL marriage equality.

    Kasim Reed does not

    RuKidding

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:17 am

    If you want Shirley II vote for Reed. As much as he try’s to make himself out to be for change, he is part of the Jackson/Franklin machine.

    @Leep1987

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:18 am

    As a city council staffer, I can honestly tell you that when a councilmember has an important issue on the agenda they don’e leave the chamber until that matter is decided on. Whether for or against it, if something goes wrong an item can be pulled off the consent agenda with enough votes so those that champion or against it don’t leave.

    As it relates to the furlough votes. Your claims would be more believable if Norwood has offered an alternative to her no vote, but she didn’t. Ceasar Mitchell did just that and he found money to reopen that West End fire station in the 2008 vote and when there was no alternative in 2009 he voted yes. That’s called making the tough calls and there is nothing to prove that Ms. Norwood has ever done this. She’s a nice lady but a leader, not so much.

    Gay voter

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:19 am

    I like Mary Norwood she is a nice lady but our community have been fighting for Gay Rights laws and this was one of the important one to me and my friends when someone dont vote at all or a no show it tells me something about this person. I think Norwood got caught up lying to the Gay community and whoever takes up for her on this issue is also lying to everyone on here.

    JohnathanMunsy

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:20 am

    I want to know what members were there and were not there? I see only 11 votes, I know there are 12 districts and 3 at large and Borders never votes-where the heck was Mary? That’s some Bull___!!!!! There were only 11 of the 15 votes to be casted with 16 people there at some point during the meeting. Mary Norwood is a liar! If you can’t vote for me and my partner to have benefits you can protect me in this prejudice city. I am so hurt about this and yes I went to the link and I found the legislation but is unclear if she was one of the 11 who voted or not. I know the consent was not the final law and that needed to be voted on so this is damn important!!!! I can’t stand it and I hate these damn lying politicians. Why would you parade around town as if you cared anything about me Mary!!! Mary, your lack of vote on the only piece of legislation directly affecting Gays in Atlanta has me livid. I gave you money !!! I believed you were supportive of us and I am so mad!!!!!!!

    ADOPTED ON CONSENT BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 11 YEAS; 0 NAYS

    06-O-0270 ( 10) An Ordinance by Councilmember Anne Fauver to amend Article III, Section 6-222, Section 6-249 and Section 6-255 of the City of Atlanta’s Code of Ordinances to include Registered Domestic Partner as an eligible Designated Beneficiary under the Police Pension Fund; and for other purposes.

    So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:21 am

    @NorwoodJackedMe: I’m politically moderate, so I swing either direction (and have always voted for each party at every election). I have always liked Reed, but when he said he’d run for mayor, I was alarmed because he was leaving a position that had him write state laws. To me, Reed left a better job to nanny a city government. It’s not that I think Reed would be a bad mayor, it’s just that he had a BETTER job in the GA Assembly. I side with Norwood because the cronies in City Hall don’t like her and never accepted her…SHE’S NOT ONE OF THEM. Reed is being accepted by them, and that turns me off. I don’t want a Country Club City Hall, I want a public servant City Hall, and Mary did and DOES get her hands dirty in the community. Lincoln wasn’t very good in local government, but turned out to be a bad @ss president…Maybe the same goes for Mary: A not-so-awesome Councilwoman, but a bad @ss Mayor. Maybe she didn’t perform so well because she wasn’t in the right position. I’m willing to take that risk, because the same-old-same-old for the past few terms isn’t cutting it. I wish Reed staid in state government, or even went for a federal legislature position. But mayor? Why?

    Gay voter

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:23 am

    I know some of Norwood staff and I know how they work so true you only maken yourself look ignorant on here. You are talking about me because what I believe in is equality for Gay Rights and this one Norwood lied on national tv that she did not vote for this gay right issue.

    @Jackalope

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:26 am

    There is really no excuse for Norwood to have not been present for that vote. Council procedures allow for consent measures to be pulled of by the legislation sponsors or a council vote. So, it is critical that supporters stay in place for certain measures because it could fail if not handled properly.

    BTW, aren’t you Norwood’s campaign manager?

    Gay voter

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:28 am

    Thank you JohnathanMunsy because Norwood staff are telling us gay people that the bill was pass anyway so we wont come hard on Norwood.

    Norwood lied in the gay community concerning this bill
    she stated out of her mouth she did not vote on this bill.

    she was only trying to get the gay community votes.

    AllenandMark

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:30 am

    Give me a break! Mary Norwood knows she needs the gay vote so she is going to say whatever. She even made friends again with Anne Fauver. My partner spoke to Anne shortly after the vote to thank her and she was really upset that Mary walked on the vote. I don’t know why Anne is supporting Mary now but I was told by a friend who works on council that she needs a job her health is failing and was living off her council pay. I would think Mary promised her a job or something because I know after that walk on the vote Anne was not happy with her.

    Jackalope

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:33 am

    No. I am not a Norwood staffer of any kind.

    Where's Mr. Leader?

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:34 am

    Does the black Nissan SUV with the Kasim Reed bumper sticker, parked at Kasim Reed headquarters, photographed with Mary Norwood signs clearly visible in the back of the vehicle, belong to a Kasim Reed political operative or does it not?

    Why can’t Reed answer a simple question? Sure, it’s just a few campaign signs. But if this is an example of the ethics of Reed, what does it say about how he’ll handle bigger issues, such as airport contracts, or any possible corruption that might be occurring in city government?

    Can we trust him to handle big ethical problems, when he doesn’t appear to have the integrity or leadership skills to handle even little ones?

    GF

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:38 am

    Anne Fauver is the worst ever. That is the only piece of legislation she has put out for Gays after two terms. I am still upset on what she did to Allen Thornell. He was a great advocate for the Gays and she was terrible to him and made him and others jump through hoops just to get the legislation going. Go to he_ _!! Mary Norwood loves only herself!! Her private patrols and big buckhead house!!! I watched the darn debate and if Mary’s biggest accomplishment was mcmansions then what the hell are you running for? I can’t be safer with MARY!!!! You didn’t event vote to give me healthcare or pension benefits!!! What the hell???

    @So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:38 am

    you’ve actually made some pretty decent points, but I’m still going to vote for Reed. Atlanta’a mayor has a lot of influence on policy matters and with this could bode well with President Obama being in office. Reed was an ardent supporter of his and Norwood claims to have voted, though she raised no money and did not stump for him the way Reed and several other city leaders did. Face it, relationships yield results. Also, with Reed transitioning from the state level to Mayor it’s not a demotion. His relationships over there can go a long way to strengthening Atlanta’s relationshoip with the State of Georgia leaders. He has been at the table and brokered bi-partisan deals with Sonny and the GOP gang.

    Reed’s the man for the job.

    leep1987

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:38 am

    @JohnathanMunsy: Those not voting were Borders, Fauvre, and Norwood; Absent were Archibong and Willis; the remaining members all voted Yea.

    I can understand your disappointment that Mary did not actually vote on this item, and as a gay man, I am disappointed as well. However, I have known Mary for a couple of years and I have to rely on who I know her to be and not the one or two items that people want to attack her on. I walked the entire Pride parade route with Mary; I have seen her in every Pride parade for many years (not just the election years); I have seen her passion and concern for LGBT causes and for all of Atlanta when it isn’t being run right. That is the person I have to place my trust in and vote with. I know Mary Norwood supports our community because I have seen it first hand and so have many thousands of other LGBT Atlantans. While we may be disappointed in some things, we can’t let others that do not support our rights, our EQUAL rights to have what every other American has, bash Mary for one item.

    @So True

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:40 am

    This is also why Reed’s endorsements are important, as they show he has the respect and comraderie to build consensus and work toward getting Atlanta and the State of Georgia on the same page.

    GF

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:41 am

    @WheresMrLeader

    Who gives a damn about signs stupid!!!!???? That’s your campaigns problem!!! You are focused on these minor things and you think we are blind to redirect our issues to vote on to a freakin sign being stolen. I am going to take up every darn Mary Norwood sign in my friend yards and tell them about this crap you guys are pulling over the Gays!! I was thinking okay these people have other accomplishments from Mary that we will hear really soon but NOTHING!!! And she didn’t vote for ME so I AM NOT VOTING FOR HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Funny funnier funniest

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:43 am

    The candidate that openly opposes gay marriage is trying to portray the candidate that openly supports gay marriage as being hostile to gays?

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    Talk about arrogance.

    @leep1987

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:48 am

    Your rationale is very flimsy and lacks credence. See, Mary’s absence during this key vote speaks to her very nature. She has always been known as Mary on the spot, but when the time comes to do the real work she’s either not there or she has no real solutions. This is why Reed will trounce her. He has not allowed his personal beliefs to get in the way of his support for the GLBT community. He has a 100% voting record on state GLBT issues. That’s why Karla Drenner, the only openly gay legislator in Georgia is supporting Reed.

    Reed has as a real record on GLBT issues and a host of other issues and for that he will win next week. Mary just hasn’t accomplished much.

    GF

    November 23rd, 2009
    11:50 am

    @leap1987
    Walking in a parade does not constitute support crazy person trying to fool us!!! Hell was she in pride each of the 8 years she has been in office? Someone get me the facts!!! Not some lie that she was and she was only driving by. I am tired of these lies from her staff!!! Get off of the blog and do some damn research or something. Mark out some real plans of action for us before Dec 1, ok??? Go to hell Mary. No healthcare, No vote!!! This would be fine if this was not the only piece of important legislation but she didn’t care to see it through. I don’t care to see her in office as my Mayor.