There's Plain Old Politics and Then There's DOT-Type Politics
DOT politics aren’t like the kind we see every day at the Capitol. They’re meaner, rougher and bloodier, and we’ve got some going on right now [in the battle to replace retiring Transportation Commissioner] Harold Linnenkohl.
Last year Dick Pettys was named editor of InsiderAdvantage Georgia after a distinguished 36-year career with the Associated Press. During that time Mr. Pettys -- one of this State's most knowledgeable writers and resources on Georgia history and politics -- covered Georgia government and politics.
When you you read one of his stories it is most obvious that he not only knows the subject matter and background, but he knows the players as well.
Yesterday I did a post in which I referenced a story Mr. Pettys wrote that was entitled "Williams No Longer Seeking Post But There's Still A Battle Brewing Between Governor, Speaker Over DOT Commissioner's Job."
Today he authors another story reviewing battles in the past involving who would head the Department of Transportation. As noted above, a battle is presently in the making, and you will better understand what is going on and why things are not always as they seem if you understand the past.
Go read his article now. I promise you will be glad you did.