The loquaciously challenged Lee Anderson is entirely willing to meet U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta, in a debate this fall.
But first, says the Republican challenger from Grovetown, the Deep South’s last white Democrat in Congress must prove himself worthy. From Larry Peterson and the Savannah Morning News:
He’ll “consider” a debate if Barrow first discusses on TV his recent tepid endorsement of President Barack Obama.
And, if spokesman Ryan Mahoney adds, Barrow says on camera who he supports for Speaker of the House.
“Barrow,” Mahoney said, “… is incapable of telling the truth to voters … and doesn’t deserve a platform to further promote his empty campaign promises and tired political rhetoric.”
Already, Anderson has slapped his preconditions on two debates – one in Statesboro, the other in Augusta, Peterson reports.
Barrow has refused Anderson’s demands.
There is talk that Anderson is ready to heap on more requirements intended to even the debating field: Barrow would be required to shave his eyebrows, wear a clown suit with large red pom-pom buttons, and issue all his responses through a nose whistle.
But we have not been able to confirm this.
Ann Romney, wife of the GOP presidential candidate, will be the centerpiece of a fundraiser at Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth at 5 p.m. today. A contribution of $2,500 will get you a photo with Mrs. Romney. A photoless, general reception at 5:30 p.m. knocks the price down to $1,000.
Inconvenient members of the press will not be allowed in. Mitt Romney is scheduled to make a fundraising stop in Atlanta next week.
Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter has declared that he needs to budget for a full-time investigator to look into accusations of government corruption:
Democrats are apologizing for a major gaffe at their national convention in Charlotte – during a speech aimed at veterans, no less. The goof is just now coming to light. From the New York Times:
The image at the convention on its closing night was noticed by a reader of The Navy Times, who realized that the image projected on the screens in the background certainly did not look like the ships on which he – or his predecessors — had served.
Naval experts consulted by The Navy Times concluded that the image was a composite of mostly Soviet-era ships from the Black Sea Fleet, which towered above the retired admiral John B. Nathman as he delivered a tribute to veterans.
At least it wasn’t the Potemkin.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider