Send the children from the room. Or at least have sense enough to cover their ears.
We’re about to have a debate over whether the formally non-partisan Atlanta mayoral race has been infiltrated – and possibly subverted – by closet Republicanism.
Each of the major candidates, seeking to rule over a Democratic town, admits to having Republican friends. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But none condone the GOP lifestyle, or admit to heavy Republican influence.
Last Thursday, three Democratic state lawmakers condemned mayoral candidate and Council President Lisa Borders for consorting with Fulton County Commissioner Lynne Riley, who will host a fund-raiser for Borders this week.
For the TV cameras, the complaint by the trio – all supporters of mayoral rival Kasim Reed – focused on Riley’s support for a movement to allow north Fulton to secede from the rest of the county, and form a new Milton County. Which Borders quickly disavowed.
The real but unspoken issue