Jim Galloway brings us the details that the four members of the PSC not named Tim Shakedown Echols have asked the State Senate not only to pass the bill which would let them choose their own Chairman instead of rotating the postion, but by letting them do that this year, before Echol’s term as Chair is set to expire.
In the past this proposal has not been targeted at any individual person or Commissioner. However, recent events both inside and outside the Commission have [led] us to the conclusion that a change in leadership is needed. We are supporting a change in the current legislation to allow the Commission to elect its chairman by majority vote effective July 1, 2012.
Mr. Echols will no doubt be by soon to tell us that we shouldn’t believe everything we read in the AJC, scream “liberal”, and then invite anyone with concerns to have lunch with him over at the Sloppy Floyd caffeteria, where he will not accept so much as a cup of water from you, but will allow a gratuity of Masters tickets or a generous donation to TeenPAC TeenPact if you are so inclined.