TSPLOST supporters will party separately on Tuesday

Maybe the following doesn’t mean anything. But at minimum, as they say in politics, the “optics” are poor.

This morning at the state Capitol, the Untie Atlanta campaign handed out flyers inviting one and all to watch-the-vote party on Tuesday night at the Marriott Marquis – starting before the polls close at 5 p.m. The event is being coordinated by the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

But we just received notice that Fast Track Forward, “the diverse 90-member-plus transit coalition,” will host its own election night watch party at the RiRa Irish Pub at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

One might deduce that one wing of the metro TSPLOST effort doesn’t want to party down with the other.

Fast Track Forward is a campaign of the Livable Communities Coalition. Via an asterisk – a sign that someone is aware of how this might look — it’s noted that LCC Director Jim Stokes will put in an early appearance at the Marquis party.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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3 comments Add your comment


July 30th, 2012
5:04 pm

The Irish pub is probably the most appropriate for a wake.


July 30th, 2012
5:40 pm

Do either have a free bar?? That would be the only good I’d get from the tspLOST.

Church of the painful Truth

July 30th, 2012
8:00 pm

Let’s party like it is 1999!!!