Posted: 1:23 pm Monday, January 13th, 2014

Don Balfour’s return to the state Senate 

By Jim Galloway

After the back-slapping and routine chores of reconvening, state Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, took the well to address his December acquittal on 18 felony counts associated with the misuse of his Capitol expense account. Here’s what he said:

Balfour’s appearance in the well was preceded by state Sen. Charlie Bethel, R-Dalton, the governor’s floor leader, who noted that Balfour’s son had just left for another tour in Afghanistan, and wished the young man well. That apparently was a signal that the episode is over — and that a motion of censure, rumored to be afoot, would be going nowhere.

6 comments
MoFaux
MoFaux

By all means, let's celebrate mediocrity (an admitted terrible, sloppy accountant).  Let's give the man a raise!

NonChalant
NonChalant

Lets see... did the liberals prosecute Don Balfour?? No. That would be Republican Attorney General Sam Olens.  Balfour had character witness in liberal ex-governor Roy Barnes.

If its anybody who's disappointed with the outcome, that would be Olens, but you conveniently ignored that.

"If a black legislator been found guilty......" What does that have to do with this case? Absolutely nothing.

Deflection..Ignore the issue...and change the subject to make it about liberals and blacks. Nice try..

DontTread
DontTread

Of course for the liberals, it's not over....because the ruling didn't go the way they wanted.


If it had been a black legislator found guilty, we'd have Jesse and Al show up with the chants of "No Justice...No Peace" or some crap like that.

td1234
td1234

And it should be over. The man was charged of a crime, had his day and court and was found not guilty of the charges against him. 

honested
honested

@NonChalant 

It is a shame that Olens prosecution was so weak and amateur but I guess we get what they vote for.

And, I'm sure they will vote for him again no matter how dismal a job he does.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@DontTread One wonders if you would have been quite so sanguine if George Zimmerman had been convicted.  Or what you thought of the O J Simpson aquittal.

I doubt that any 'liberals' care - I sure don't...

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