OOOOH this really P-ss's me off! Zell Miller is the only one speaking out for conservative or rural democrats these days... im a reformed southern democrat myself. If these left-wing elitists try anything on zell miller the Democrats will be finished in georgia.
A couple of thoughts..
Zell is considered a conservative Dem, but he was considered quite liberal by many Georgians when he was Gov. I was devastated when Senator Coverdell died and equally devastaed when Zell won the spevial election. But I was wrong. He did a good job for us because he has kept Georgia's values.
I am sure the Dems tried to dig up the dirt. It is hilarious their only ammunition was quotes Zell made praising the dems (even Kerry) and a list of a few missed votes (pot calling the kettle black).
That is all they could find! There is nothing else. There has never been any hint of scandal as far as I can tell. Politicians do what politicans do to keep office, politicans on both sides of the aisle. There are the back slappers and the dirty dealers. Zell was a back slapper, a deal maker, but not a dirty dealer.
But the fact that there was an orchastrated attempt to smear someone whose only "sin" was to stand up for what he believes in, to stand up for the State of Georgia is an outrage.
Zell can handle it--he is a tough old bird. But I cannot handle the conscience decision to destroy the credibility of an honest man instead of having an open honest debate about the issues.
Which is of course what they are trying to do with the Swift Veterans. They are afraid of both the facts presented by the vets and awakening the Sleeping Giant of Anger which has resided in far too many of our Viet Nam Veterans.
Back to Zell--I wonder if they will write him off as being just a Georgia Boy after he speaks at the Convention? I look forward to it.