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John Oxendine’s dad admits land deal caused his early departure from judgeship

Updated at 5 p.m.: John Oxendine’s Republican campaign for governor just issued the following statement on behalf of his father, Jim Oxendine, who until last week was a senior judge for the Gwinnett County Superior Court:

For the last 26 years, I’ve served the state of Georgia in some capacity as a judge. In 2001, I stepped down from the bench and became a part-time Senior Superior court judge. 

Because of questions that have arisen regarding my executing certain documents with a power of attorney, last week I accelerated my retirement which had been planned for the end of the year. 

I want the people of Georgia to know that I have been honored to serve them.

And the following comes from the candidate:

My 81 year old father, who has been a judge for the last three decades, had planned to retire at the end of the year.  Last week he decided to step down from his part-time position.

My dad has served the people of Georgia and I am proud to stand up for him.  He has been …

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Your morning jolt: ACORN’s Rolodex and Tom DeLay’s moves

Erick Erickson over at Macon-based says he’s obtained a leaked contact list kept by Bertha Lewis, CEO of ACORN.

Writes Erickson, in a summary:

–Bertha Lewis has the office, cell phone, home number, and private personal email address of Patrick Gaspard.

–Patrick Gaspard holds Karl Rove’s position in the White House and was Obama’s Political Director during the campaign.

–In addition to Patrick, Bertha has Patrick’s brother Michael in her rolodex. She lists Michael as working at the Advance Group.

–The Advance Group is ACORN’s lobbying organization.

–In other words, besides having Obama’s political director’s contact info, the political director’s brother works for ACORN via its lobbying shop.

While most have been focused on Jimmy Carter’s comments on the role of race in criticism of Barack Obama, the former president has pressed on to other issues:

This from AFP, via the Jamaica Observer:

BOGOTA — The United States knew about an abortive coup …

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