It seems to be happening again. It might dangerous to declare last rites over an NFL team only seven games into a season, but there’s nothing about the Falcons that suggests they’re getting better, while there’s mounting evidence that the bottom is falling out.
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Deal has meanwhile steadily stepped up his support for Israel, including a June trade mission to the Holy Land and a recent an op-ed he wrote with former U.N. ambassador John Bolton on Georgia’s collaboration with the Israeli government. His office also said last week it was in the process of increasing the state’s investment in Israeli bonds.
But Deal’s allies privately say that an Adelson boost may hinge more on the governor’s opponent. Democrat Jason Carter is the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, whose outspoken views on Israel’s treatment of Palestinians have upset many in the Jewish community.
The event is billed as the premiere training for Republican lawyers on election law and Deal is a keynote speaker. Meanwhile, Democrats poke fun at Deal’s appearance at the conference – which offers attorneys ethics credit for their continuing education requirements – with this purported “leaked” copy of his speech.