3:58 pm February 3, 2011, by jgalloway
Denis O’Hayer of WABE (90.1FM) just posted Gov. Nathan Deal’s most definitive statement yet on the measure, now zipping through the Legislature, that would make it legal to sell packaged alcohol on Sunday.
Deal even uses a four-letter word: S-I-G-N.
Listen to the entire conversation here. Said Deal, first about the legislation:
“As long as it is in keeping with what I have said, of giving local jurisdictions the opportunity to decide at the ballot box, then I would sign it.”
Why? asked O’Hayer. Answered the governor:
“…I think we’re past the time where, at the state level, we have the responsibility of micro-managing local issues. I consider this a matter of local control, and I trust the judgment of local communities to determine what they think is appropriate for their community.”
None of the moral concerns expressed by Gov. Sonny Perdue? Said Deal:
“Well, I don’t drink. I simply believe in democracy.”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider
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