Another oversight?

Nathan Deal campaign won't win awards for being forthcoming

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The "oversights" surrounding the Nathan Deal campaign are starting to pile up like salvaged cars.

The Chronicle's editorial department recently had a conference call with a Deal spokesman. He told us the $2.85 million in business loans that the Republican gubernatorial nominee for Georgia failed to disclose earlier -- an oversight, Deal said -- was for expansion of his auto salvage business and the creation of new jobs.

Oops. Another oversight?

Turns out the newly disclosed loan was largely a refinancing of existing debt for past expansion and day-to-day operations -- not for some new expansion or hiring of 10 jobs, as both we and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution were told.

Well, yeah, the campaign is saying now, we meant that it was for past expansion.

Of course! Why would we have thought otherwise?

Maybe because they didn't say so?

And maybe because the Atlanta paper reports that Gainesville Salvage and Disposal didn't hire any new full-time workers.

In short, the campaign led both our newspapers to believe the previously undisclosed loans were for new expansion -- presenting a misleadingly dynamic picture of the company, while claiming to be creating jobs and helping the economy.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta paper also reported recently that Deal's daughter and son-in-law failed to report a previous bankruptcy in their more recent one -- in which they left Deal holding $2.3 million in obligations for a failed sporting goods store. They also reportedly failed to list him as a creditor.

Reports indicate Deal must come up with that payment by February.

Deal's people say he won't file for bankruptcy, and that the salvage company he co-owns is in good shape. That begs the question: Why misrepresent the true nature of the business loans?

And why is it so difficult to get straight answers from a campaign that is so close to putting someone in the governor's seat?

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Chillen
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Chillen 09/24/10 - 11:18 pm
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Politicians. *sigh*

Politicians. *sigh*

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 09/24/10 - 11:29 pm
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And this is the Repubs best

And this is the Repubs best effort against an easy target like Barns?
Is it any wonder the TEA Party effort is so successful?
I hope the Dems take notice and start cleaning out their stalls, too.

At this point, Georgia voters need to put a strong, conservative in the Lt.Governor's seat and elect Deal. He'll be resigning soon.
The viable alternative is too horrible to consider.

dani
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dani 09/25/10 - 12:22 am
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We are so sc-ewed!

We are so sc-ewed!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/25/10 - 05:16 am
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It sounds like when the Deal

It sounds like when the Deal spokesman did the interview with the papers that he did it in character like Stephen Colbert before Congress and stuck to the script that Deal only has minor financial problems. Did the spokesperson tell a few inappropriate jokes, too, before the bewildered press?

Runner46
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Runner46 09/25/10 - 06:52 am
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"Why misrepresent the true

"Why misrepresent the true nature of the business loans?" Answer: That's what all politicians do to get elected, spin the truth. Washington is full of these "Spinners."

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 09/25/10 - 07:13 am
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Methinks an AC endorsement of

Methinks an AC endorsement of Roy Barnes is forthcoming. As the Deal campaign implodes, the AC likely will want to make peace with the winning candidate. Remember AC endorsements of Charles Walker?

Man, I wish the AC would get behind John Monds, but that's not likely to happen as long as the ACES treats the gubernatorial campaign as if it were a two-man race.

GaPatriot
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GaPatriot 09/25/10 - 07:44 am
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I usually enjoy the AC, but I

I usually enjoy the AC, but I am getting very concerned about the constant negative attention towards Deal. If the AC knew how bad Deal supposedly was, why didn't you talk about him BEFORE the primaries? All you are doing now, is carrying water for King Roy. I despise both candidates, but, we already know how King Roy will rule. If you are going to keep talking about Deal's problems, at least give equal negative time to King Roy.

getalife
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getalife 09/25/10 - 08:17 am
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Too bad all of this

Too bad all of this information about Deal's loans and business connection to his daughter was not available before the primary voting. I have decided to vote for John Monds. Why elect either of the two known crooks and liars.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/25/10 - 08:24 am
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I agree....why didn't this

I agree....why didn't this crap come out when Handel had a chance to win...hhmmmm

TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 09/25/10 - 01:31 pm
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I totally agree with seeitB4,

I totally agree with seeitB4, as at least with Handel, we would have had a fresh face and a career not yet littered with all the baggage these two clowns have accumulated over the years. Deal and Barnes are both deeply flawed candidates that nobody really wants, and yet the one candidate that was a new voice, was drowned out by all the propaganda and political hacks before she even got a chance.

Well, the voters have made their choice, so go ahead and hold your nose if you have to, as the best candidate of the three was never even allowed the chance to appear on the ballot. The old adage goes, "Be very careful what you wish for, as you just may get it!", and that goes double what casting a primary vote.

Stop all the whining folks, as you asked for it, you got it, Nathan Deal! LoL!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/25/10 - 08:57 am
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Thank you Fed....you see why

Thank you Fed....you see why I like you doncha!

chascush
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chascush 09/25/10 - 09:55 am
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Retired Army, ‘And will the

Retired Army, ‘And will the "Hold Your Noses" voters be comming to Deal defense today?
I would need to more than just holding my nose to vote for Ole Roy. When is Hussein going be campaigning for Ole Roy?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 09/25/10 - 10:03 am
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Yep, with all of the TEA

Yep, with all of the TEA Party stuff going on out there I do not know how in the world GA Repbulicans let Deal win over Handel. But it happened and now we have a conudrum. A vote for Monds is a vote for Barnes. A vote for Barnes is a vote for Democrat policies, a failed once already governor, and support for the Teachers Union. Yep, got my clothes pin on my nose and will vote for Deal.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 09/25/10 - 10:10 am
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Dichotomy, a vote for Monds

Dichotomy, a vote for Monds is a vote for Monds. He has mine!

Rainbow Johnson
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Rainbow Johnson 09/25/10 - 01:21 pm
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Deal isn't the "REAL DEAL" he

Deal isn't the "REAL DEAL" he the "RAW DEAL". Republicans were hoodwinkered. Handel should be facing Barnes and Barnes would be retired again.

TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 09/25/10 - 01:38 pm
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Unfortunately, a vote for

Unfortunately, a vote for Monds, while he is the best of the three, is simply a futile vote, however everyone will have to decide if for once in their entire lives, they would dare cast their vote for a third party candidate, and give him the chance to govern the state. I doubt it, as both of the mainstream parties, despite both of them backing loosers, have the workers, the machines, the money, and the clout to get one of the two clowns elected.

Monds, although clearly the best choice, imho, stands no chance against the overwhelming party dominance of the same old tired two party system. Someday, perhaps that will change, but sadly, not this year.

Rozzie2003
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Rozzie2003 09/25/10 - 01:50 pm
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I am curious about the

I am curious about the Chronicle giving Deal a fit.
I guess Ole Deal didn't deal with Morris.
And Morris is going to pay him back.

Many Arrows
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Many Arrows 09/25/10 - 05:14 pm
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Well, we can hold OUR heads

Well, we can hold OUR heads high. Richmond County went 2:1 for Handel and she got 61% in Columbia County. In Jenkins and Glascock Counties it was 70%. The CSRA went more than 60% for KAREN HANDEL because a lot of us went hyperactive against Deal, because WE KNEW HE WAS THIS BAD!

The RINO Jack Kingston did not succeed in hawking Deal on the coast, either.

North Georgia was always Deal's.

South Georgia and Gwinett County were the disappointments. Down there evidently there were not the same sort of informed, motivated CONSERVATIVES to overcome the NRA ads and GA legislature establishment.

Here in Augusta, the first Tea Party event was actually hijacked with Nathan Deal being the key speaker. To the credit of the Handel supporters, we didn't let them go unchallenged in any media around here, especially talk radio.

Chillen
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Chillen 09/25/10 - 05:25 pm
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So who are you planning to

So who are you planning to vote for Many Arrows? I've pretty much settled on Monds. If Barnes wins, they maybe it will wake up the Republicans to be a little more careful and listen to the Tea Party next time.

Many Arrows
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Many Arrows 09/25/10 - 07:25 pm
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Monds, first, then Barnes if

Monds, first, then Barnes if there is a Barnes/Deal run-off.

I hate voting for Roy after throwing him out. He is making impossible promises.

HOWEVER, voting for Deal, when he is tied in to RINO congresscritters and flooozy-hopping state legislators is voting for a known liar, crook, and cheat with a $5 million debt problem he will look to 'resolve' using his influence as governor.

I could not look myself in the mirror.

TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 09/25/10 - 08:44 pm
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Hopefully, after all is said

Hopefully, after all is said and done, Karen will get another chance to run, and this time maybe those that voted for Deal will have learned their lesson. Rhino's must go. They are toast. Just like the Dems. Both are toast, and both are equally as bad.

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