News Flash Kids,
We drew a little heat from a post we put up at the Augusta Chronicle about Candidate Hardie Davis failing to get his late fee's squared away with the Georgia State Ethics Commission way back in the way back on the 21st of December. In polite language, I and the rest of the readers were told by some cat who goes by the handle of "Southside" that Candidate Davis had directed his campaign treasurer to take care of the issue after the last candidate forum on 17 DEC 09 in Augusta. That was last Thursday.
Guess what? Ah you know already.... the check is still in the mail.
See, that's why I don't think that Candidate Davis is the guy for State Senate 22. He cannot pick competent help. While he was a State House Rep, his staff didn't keep him up to speed on the financial disclosures filings, they didn't even tell him he owed the state money for filing late and they weren't savy enough even make the connection that a politician looking to run for higher office might not want a political opponent to be able to point out information like that.
Now he's got a campaign treasurer that decides a political hot potato like an unpaid Ethics Commission fine is best resolved by licking a stamp the week before Christmas and sending the $100 on it's merry way via the USPS. With keen decision making like that, what can the voters of District 22 expect from him if they send him to the Senate?
So we've set up an office pool here at Bludgeon & Skewer to try to guess when the $100 dollar ethics fine will finally show up on the Ethics Commission Website as paid. There are still a couple of blocks open and you can get one by sending Libertarian Taylor Bryant a donation over at his website. The link is on the sidebar.
We'll continue to update this micro-drama until it's conclusion. Then we'll have to come up with a new nick name for Candidate Davis. "Back room" has a nice ring to it, but "petty bickering" is just more appealing.
More to follow from your friendly neighborhood Libertarian Community Organizer!