The Dean says that Gov. Perdue sees Richardson for what he is: A tyrant who has intimidated his fellow lawmakers into letting him stay in office.
To Perdue's everlasting credit, he sees House Speaker Glenn Richardson for what he is: a tyrant without an ounce of judgment who has intimidated his fellow lawmakers into letting him stay in office.
As a result, Richardson & Co. despise Perdue and are determined to trip him up, no matter what he tries. In bygone days, lawmakers worked closely with the governor, no matter whom, to solve budget problems so the state could continue to move forward.
You'll find no such spirit of cooperation in the House of Richardson, which makes one wonder why Democratic leaders are asking for a special session of the General Assembly. The donkeys must like to hear Richardson rant against Perdue. That likely would be the only tangible result of a special session.