Just as the 2007 session ended on a sour, bickering note among top Republicans, so, too, did this one.
Witness three corners of this boxing ring circus:
From the House's corner, Speaker Glenn Richardson:
“I hope Georgians by the 9 million will thank him tomorrow and flood him with e-mails and tell him we're sick of Casey Cagle. It's time to get a new lieutenant governor.”
And from the Senate's corner, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle:
"It is unfortunate that those who were in the position to join us in providing tax relief were blinded by ego and unwilling to come to an agreement."
And from the Office of the Governor's corner, Gov. Sonny Perdue sounds off from afar so as to leave no doubt whose side he is on in this fight:
“The Lieutenant Governor and the Senate recognize the importance of fiscal responsibility, and while they worked for a tax cut, they weren’t willing to sacrifice our state’s fiscal health. For the second year in a row, the Speaker’s tirades blame everyone but himself.”
(Quotes taken from Dick Pettys' article entitled "A Ragged Ending For A Session That Promised Much And Didn't Deliver" in InsiderAdvantage Georgia .)