So Ol’ Roy Barnes is itching to be governor again. It’s like Sheriff Lewis Parker down in Baxley, Georgia, said when people wanted him to toss his hat in the ring for state representative: A couple of folks whispering in your ear don’t make a landslide.
You’d have to think there are more people who remember what they didn’t like about King Roy than folks hankering for him to return. The flaggers, for a couple hundred thousand. They’ll be climbing power poles sticking up posters they’ve already got printed. Heck, if Roy runs, it may be a boon time for Rebel flag manufacturers. A lot of those old banners have gotten threadbare.
And the teachers. Sonny Perdue’s been passing out $100 gift cards for every public school teacher in the state every year. Compare that with Roy’s threat to throw them to the gators.
Still, Barnes is experienced and he might be able to get the state house moving again. The trick will be convincing all those people he ran off from his tent that there’s any reason to come back inside. He’s going to need a new act if he wants to get the elephants out of the center ring.