Name the new rulers of the Georgia Senate

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a crisis.

Two weeks ago, the Senate Republicans overthrew Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and declared that they would be ruled by a Committee on Assignments – Senate President pro tem Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, five GOP caucus officers and two Cagle appointees.

There have been worse names for a power elite, though none come immediately to mind.

Name the new rulers of the Georgia Senate

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Senate Republicans need your help in arriving at something with a little more flash. Jiggy, as the young people used to say – a decade or two ago.

We’ll start with these suggestions – many of which are already floating around the state Capitol. Pick your top three.

More can be added through comments below. If they’re good enough, we’ll add them to the survey.

The nominees are:

Committee on Assignments: A slow starter, but it is the proper name. Even rebellions find legitimacy to be a handy thing.

Committee on Public Safety: Just a historical reminder that not all revolutions ended with General Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown.

The Kryptonite Cabal: All lieutenant governors will be asked to check their capes at the door.

The Crazy Eights: A chance for senators not only to wear blue jeans in the chamber, but leather jackets as well. Biker chicks not permitted.

Los Ocho: In anticipation of a great deal of Arizona-style legislation after the holidays. Possibly for exclusive use in Mundo Hispanico.

The Power 6 Plus 2: For an eight-member committee that shares six members’ worth of clout. It has a Dave Brubeck feel.

Tommie’s Rangers: Simple, direct. We’re talking movie franchise here.

The Magic Eight Ball: A committee with eight members is likely to rely heavily on phrases like “Reply hazy, try again” or “Better not tell you now.” Alternative: “Eight Is More Than Enough.”

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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50 comments Add your comment

The Snark

November 18th, 2010
3:50 pm

How about the “Committee on Collecting Lobbyist Checks”?


November 18th, 2010
3:59 pm

“Four Loko”


November 18th, 2010
4:07 pm

Lords of the Flies.

chuck padden

November 18th, 2010
4:12 pm

Casey Control Committee

tom watson

November 18th, 2010
4:35 pm

The Capitol Creeps


November 18th, 2010
4:36 pm

Orion’s Octagon


November 18th, 2010
4:37 pm

How about… JIm didn’t have any news today so he just settled for slander.

Mr. D

November 18th, 2010
4:44 pm

Bernard Winestein

November 18th, 2010
4:48 pm

Deal Doe’s.

Charles Askew

November 18th, 2010
4:50 pm

Tommie and The Who.


November 18th, 2010
4:51 pm

Coup de Casey.

No Dog in this Hunt

November 18th, 2010
4:52 pm

The bucks stop here committee. All money and blame will be targeted on these eight legislators.

Elmo (Fair looking seemingly nice guy)

November 18th, 2010
4:57 pm

Eighter from Decatur

Fist full of dollars

November 18th, 2010
4:59 pm

If you want to play,ante up, Deal.

A Political Demgrapher

November 18th, 2010
5:01 pm

The Sansabelters


November 18th, 2010
5:05 pm

1) Eight Degrees of Power
2) Committee of 1/3 (because they control 1/3 of legislature process)
3) The One True Committee
4) The One and Only


November 18th, 2010
5:07 pm

“The Power 6 Plus 2: For an eight-member committee that shares six members’ worth of clout. It has a Dave Brubeck feel.”

for true Brubeck feel it should be:

“Take 8″


November 18th, 2010
5:08 pm

Committee to Re-Elect PoliticianS


November 18th, 2010
5:15 pm



November 18th, 2010
5:16 pm

5) Eight Senators to tie Cagel’s shoes
6) The No-Name Committee

Will the committee take over the Lt office as their conference room? I just thinking?


November 18th, 2010
5:20 pm

Latinos must be getting a good laugh from this — and we used to thumb our noses at their annual coups!


November 18th, 2010
5:20 pm

7) The Senate of the Senate


November 18th, 2010
5:30 pm

Double Zero Eight

November 18th, 2010
6:07 pm

Deals’s Dirty Dozen

Double Zero Eight

November 18th, 2010
6:13 pm

Correction to my previous post: Deal’s Dirty Dozen Minus Four


November 18th, 2010
6:30 pm

What a joke our legislature is!


November 18th, 2010
6:42 pm

I like “Deal’s Dirty Dozen!” So what if the number is off by a few? This is Georgia; the voters don’t care whether the math adds up. (Hence, Governor Deal who will erase $4 mil/debt on $135K/yr.)


November 18th, 2010
6:42 pm

The AJC seriously pays someone to write this stuff??

chuck padden

November 18th, 2010
6:57 pm


Peggy Sue

November 18th, 2010
7:01 pm

I assume you were talking about Sen. John Bulloch’s blue jeans that he wears at least 2 days a week, into the chamber, during session. Everyone knows that Sen. Bill Jackson has one coat, the black leather one that wears every single day.

chuck padden

November 18th, 2010
7:43 pm

Peggy Sue…these geriatric Senators are so cool, aren’t they? You ought to see them out at Johnny’s Hideaway boot-skooting around the dance floor with their young hottie lobbyist chicks. If their wives and the folks back home in Mayberry could see them, there would be a great hull-a-bu-loo


November 18th, 2010
9:18 pm

The Flat Earth Society

Chuck Allison

November 18th, 2010
10:21 pm

Jim Galloway, are you totally out of anything to write about? This is a total waste of time and paper space. Write about something sensible or resign!

young james

November 18th, 2010
11:41 pm

The Eight Great Americans?

Sweet Pea

November 19th, 2010
1:07 am

The Backroom Deals

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david c

November 19th, 2010
3:50 am

Howzabout “we’ll be spending your unemployment benefits on coke and hookers, it’s the ATL after all” group.

Ostrich Racer

November 19th, 2010
7:42 am

“The Octagon.” Sort of has an MMA/UFC feel to it — “On Thursday, Sen. Butterworth will enter The Octagon to defend his MARTOC vice-chairmanship….”

Colleen Boyle

November 19th, 2010
7:48 am

Well, since we Georgians VOTED them into office, perhaps you should consider that the majority of us are delighted that this is NOT a bunch of liberal Lemmings, whose Big Plan is to give our country over to illegal aliens and terrorists. We are moving forward by taking our country and state back….. so I think Back to the Future is appropriate. As for this columnist, I’m thinking ‘Jim Go Away’ would be a perfect name.

Southern Humorist

November 19th, 2010
7:51 am

“The Taylor Tah-lee-bon” REDUX


November 19th, 2010
8:17 am

Who gives a f***k?


November 19th, 2010
8:24 am

I vote for Snark’s “Committee on Collecting Lobbyist Checks” although I would change “on” for “for.” ‘Cause that’s what it’s all about, ain’t it?

WE have lost our way

November 19th, 2010
8:51 am

The ” What the hell are we doing Committee “


November 19th, 2010
9:20 am

The Circle of Jerks

Uncle Jessie

November 19th, 2010
9:38 am

Boss’s Hawgs, Yee Haw,

Buck Mulligan

November 19th, 2010
9:57 am

Shut Up And Deal

Just a taxpayer

November 19th, 2010
4:56 pm

White Men in Suits


November 19th, 2010
9:04 pm

Asses and Eights!


November 20th, 2010
7:13 am

I like Coup de Casey…


November 20th, 2010
9:40 am

The real rulers are the people. Now that conservatism is here after 100 years of liberal Democrap rule, the people will be represented in the state capitol for once. I fully trust the state senate 100 percent. Libs, quit questioning freedom.