Oxendine incident involved a single shooter, DNR to say

Last week, WSB-TV quoted Russell “Monty” Robertson, the fellow who was sprayed with shotgun pellets Sunday while following a John Oxendine quail hunting party, as saying that two types of pellet were removed from his leg.

Oxendine’s Republican campaign for governor had said the shooter in the accident was the candidate’s 13-year-old son. But Robertson’s statement raised the possibility – and only the possibility – that two shotguns were fired in his direction, not one.

We’re now hearing that a state Department of Natural Resources investigation will report that a single shooter was responsible and that a shingle shot came from a 20-gauge shotgun, the kind carried by the youth. All of the pellets dug out of Robertson’s leg, the DNR is to report, are the same size.

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GoOx

January 25th, 2010
12:15 pm

Just can’t resist taking another shot at my man Ox. It was an accident involving his son. Give it a break.

Georiga Whig Party member

January 25th, 2010
12:16 pm

Can’t wait til this useless story is retired. The only people that should be concerned here are Ox’s family, and Robertson’s family, and the rest of us should let them deal with their business. It has not bearing on politics, government, the election, or really anyone else but the guy who was shot. please move on.

lmno

January 25th, 2010
12:18 pm

Jim isn’t taking a shot at “your man”, but I love the pun.

Luchavich’s cartoon on this is awesome!

Doh!

January 25th, 2010
12:23 pm

Won’t be joining the Whig Party if they can’t spell the state’s name correctly. SMH.

Chuck

January 25th, 2010
12:34 pm

Was the other shooter on a grassy knoll?

Wow just Wow

January 25th, 2010
12:35 pm

Ox thinks it’s a good time when his son shoots someone.

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/freshloaf/2010/01/23/word-man-down/

atlin83

January 25th, 2010
12:36 pm

Come on. I agree somewhat that this is going to be something that is a larger thing for the family than the public, but we should pay attention to a gun advocate who didn’t put his son through gun safety training or gun eduction (according to earlier AJC reports). Especially when the son has accidentally shot someone.

lmno

January 25th, 2010
12:44 pm

“I agree somewhat that this is going to be something that is a larger thing for the family than the public, ”

He was hunting with an Insurance Co CEO who has funneled money to his campaigns illegaly.

H

January 25th, 2010
12:54 pm

What concerns me more than this incident is that Ox has very few achievements to his name to become governor of the state of Georgia. He seems to have done a nice job as Insurance Commissioner, but his resume is utterly bereft of significant achievement.

GoOx

January 25th, 2010
12:56 pm

My man Ox has achieved a lot, he is focused on the people of the state, he keeps his office open late so that you can get there outside of work hours. He always at the scene when disaster strikes.

Gayelle

January 25th, 2010
1:06 pm

Oxendine can point his shotgun and shoot his pellets at me anytime he wants!!!

Aquagirl

January 25th, 2010
1:12 pm

Yeah, he was right at the scene—-of that shooting. Along with his buddy (he supposedly didn’t know very well) who funneled $120,000 in illegal campaign contributions to Oxendine’s campaign.

This guy is a front runner? Really? How sad. You’d figure after the Richardson meltdown GOP politicians would show a tiny bit of shame when exposed whoring themselves out to lobbyists.

DannyX

January 25th, 2010
1:19 pm

Ox has not achieved much. To further mask his shortcomings he hides from debates.

You seem to know Oxendine GoOx, can you please ask him why on earth he is skipping debates when some people are questioning his knowledge of the issues? Then please, ask him why on earth he would associate with the same insurance exec that illegally contributed to his campaign?

I think a smart politician would stay as far away as possible from that insurance exec. Politics 101. Even if there was no wrong doing common sense says stay away from him during the run for Governor.

Oxendine will soon be investigating his own train wreck.

Sam

January 25th, 2010
1:23 pm

Word on the street is that Oliver Stone will be doing the movie version.

GoOx

January 25th, 2010
1:31 pm

My man Ox brought tele-medicine to Georgia.

Georgia Whig Party member

January 25th, 2010
1:31 pm

If the story is about campaign contributions, or gun safety then make it so, but it’s not. It’s about a human interest angle that really has no bearing. Don’t make a story into something its not. Thats called yellow journalism.

And to the person who noticed I spelled the state wrong in my name…thank you, that was bird brained of me. I am glad you pointed it out or I would have continued using “georiga” like a noob.

DannyX

January 25th, 2010
1:38 pm

A conspiracy movie might be fun, but Georgia is ripe for a Three Stooges remake.

The comedy coming from the statehouse these days is classic stuff. Imagine the hilarity as the Three Stooges take over the Capitol. Governor Curly, Mo Richardson and Larry Cagle! Hilarious.

Sad to see Curly leaving? Don’t worry folks. We have Curly Number 2 all lined up! Now announcing Curly number 2……John Oxendine!

Welcome to the cast.

tc

January 25th, 2010
1:40 pm

thought telemedicine was a MCG & GT project for this state

Aquagirl

January 25th, 2010
1:51 pm

@ Whig, really, check the background of Oxendine’s hunting partner. Not the one who was shot. Delos “Dee” Yancey III. From the AJC story:

“Last May, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that State Mutual Life Insurance and Admiral Life Insurance Company of America, both headed by Yancey, funneled $120,000 through a series of political action committees to Oxendine’s campaign in 2008. Oxendine denied any knowledge of the donations and returned the money. The State Ethics Commission is investigating.”

http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/man-shot-in-oxendine-278541.html

The business of Oxendine looking like a walking safety violation/idiot is a smaller story, still worth some secondary coverage.

The AJC does have very few real reporters left, but I think in this case they’re doing honest-to-god journalism. You can tell by the way Oxendine shrivels under questioning like a salted slug.

Bubba

January 25th, 2010
2:05 pm

Oxendine is a dream GOP candidate. In Roy Barnes’ more pleasant dreams. Oxendine has gotten this far on name recognition, but when people focus on a general election his incompetence and general dweebiness (is that a word?) will be abundantly obvious.

Georgia Whig Party member

January 25th, 2010
2:28 pm

@Aquagirl, I am not arguing that there is a bigger story here. I am not even arguing that its right that these kinds of people should be in bed together. I am saying that a 13 year old kid, who shot and injured someone while hunting and who happens to be related to a politican is not politics, its not government news, its a human interest story and really has no place in the news. If you want to make this story about big business and politics being in bed together, great, write that story, thats news, thats worth talking about. But a kid wounding someone while hunting, isn’ not poltics. Its not really even our business. I think you and I are closer to agreeing then we are on disagreeing. I get what your saying, I even agree with what would be a real story, but keeping the debate on point, this story has nothing to do with you and I, or any GA other voter for that matter. So it shouldn’t be of so much focus.

The Late Maynord Jackson

January 25th, 2010
4:43 pm

The OX is the Jackson Machine’s Man. He is the only candidate for governor that could survive on the south side of Atlanta.. You Go OX.

Vote Roy Barnes EARLY & OFTEN********

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woodshed guy

January 26th, 2010
8:32 am

Like father, like son; didn’t his father get disbarred as a senior judge? Seems like it was some kind of land deal.

Bill Orvis White

January 26th, 2010
9:16 am

There y’all go again by going after the Honorable Insurance Commissioner/Gov. Candidate of your great state. My aunt has been telling me about all of this and I can’t believe it. Leave Commissioner Oxendine alone, you far left yippie “stuck on stupid” Democrats. It’s time for you to strengthen guns laws by making weapons more accessible to the Average Joe who simply wants to protect himself and his family. What’s wrong with that? Well, you far lefties have a huge problem with that. So a hunting accient happened-so what? Are you in the left wing media trying to ban weapons? Yes. I can see it in your reporting – if you read between the lines.

@woodshed guy – so what if Daddy Oxendine was disbarred-has nothing to do with the son.

@Bubba-The Ox will win. King Roy destroyed by aunt’s life up there in North GA. There are so many who are angry with King Roy all over the Peach State. Sorry, but you’re wrong. The Ox is very competent-he’ll keep my aunt’s taxe$ low and he’ll create job growth through the private sector–not through Hussein Nobama’s evil big gov’t stimulus plan. I pray The Ox wins and opts out of stimulus and big gov’t health care (which I pray will fail anyway).

@Georgia Whig Party – gun safety comes from responsible parents — not some big gov’t program. Clean your wet sheets and accept that folks like me teach their sons the proper way to hunt.

woodshed guy

January 26th, 2010
9:47 am

In the little town where I grew up we knew what most of the politicians were up to. The only reason we read the local newspaper was to find out who got caught doing it. That was the news. And when they denied everything and got caught in a lie; they printed twice as many papers. Oh what webs we weave. Unless we close our minds or have ears that are real close to each other, we know what JO has been doing. With insurance rates going sky high I see little that the man has accomplished for his constituents. It used to be that politicians acted embarresed or ashamed when caught. Now, they look into the camera and …”before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.” claims their innocense and boasts of their rightiousness and good works. It is doubtful that this will go very far with people at the ballot box of public opinion.

Sunny Daze

January 26th, 2010
1:26 pm

DNR says single shooter on grassy knoll.