The common bond between Georgians Perdue and Deal: “Both have been dissed” by CREW
In today's Political Insider, which appears on the website of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jim Galloway notes a link between Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and former Congressman/candidate for Governor Nathan Deal: Recognition by CREW. Now, it's not the kind of recognition most public officials want. Last fall, CREW has named Deal one of the most corrupt members of Congress. Last month, CREW designated Perdue as one of the Worst Governors in the nation.
From Political Insider:
Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal have something in common. Both have been dissed by the liberal group, Committee for Responsible Ethics in Washington.
CREW has called Deal one of the most corrupt members of Congress. More recently, CREW declared Perdue to be among the “worst” governors in the nation.
The common criticism came out Saturday at a Sixth District forum for Republican candidates for governor. Deal declared himself shocked that Handel, former deputy chief of staff to Perdue, would focus on ethics as an issue:
I’m surprised that she would do that, quite frankly, because this week, Sonny Perdue was named by the same group that filed the complaint against me, as one of the most unethical leaders in the entire country. And Karen used to be on his staff. If she doesn’t place any credence on the label they put on Sonny Perdue, why should she put any credence on the label they put on me.
Handel might argue that the difference might be found in the fact that the CREW criticism of Perdue wasn’t followed by an ethics investigation by a bipartisan congressional committee.