Category: People of GaPol

Happy (Belated) Birthday Irish Pat

I miss some of our contributors’ birthdays when they happen on weekends.  I try to minimize my social media usage and attempt to be a real person now in an effort to feign sanity.   And….it appears I missed Pat Malone’s birthday yesterday.  Y’all know him as “Irish Pat”. Pat is “retired”, and yet, not so

Happy Birthday Jessica

Today is Jessica’s birthday. Yes, that Jessica. She’s the one that at her first BBQ tour podcast refused to sit near the microphone for fear she would be recorded. She’s now a featured regular on Fox5 Atlanta. She’s the one that used to be the prototype for North Atlanta Suburban Millennial, but just upgraded her

Tom Crawford Has Died

Veteran Georgia Capitol reporter Tom Crawford has died. It was only six weeks ago that we learned he had cancer and was entering hospice care. Six weeks is merely a blip to those focused on the minute-by-minute news cycle during a political runoff. It can seem like an eternity in hospice world. Probably because at


We all know and love tolerate Charlie, heretofore “Icarus” for a thousand reasons including: His cuddly personality His delicate way with words His contagious effervescence His unceasing fidelity to all things Yellow Jackets/Gators He signs our fat checks (although for ~11 years mine have been in the mail….damn you, USPS!) But most of all…. TODAY

Happy Birthday LaDawn

In addition to being Memorial Day, it’s also the birthday of one of our contributors, LaDawn Blackett Jones.  She’s a former State Representative, and is known to like to stir the pot “a bit”.  We like that, and so do our readers that understand what we’re about (hint, it’s not affirming everything you believe and

Happy Birthday Nathan

It’s Nathan Smith’s birthday today.  He’s among the first folks I met as “Icarus”, back when he was still mostly a kid attending Dalton State college.  Instead of getting him off my lawn, I’ve been able to watch him morph over a decade into a District GOP Chairman, husband, and father.  He’s always been mature

Happy Birthday Theresa

It’s Theresa Robertson’s birthday today. Not to be confused with the celebration of Brian Robinson’s birthday, even though they’re on the same day and both are alums of former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. Theresa holds down our Columbus bureau when she’s not trying to get her husband, Randy Robertson (R-all around great guy) elected to the

SoS Candidate Buzz Brockway Goes Full “Nerd” in Campaign Video

Republican Secretary of State hopeful, and erstwhile GAPol/Peach Pundit contributor, Buzz Brockway wants to remind you that he’s a nerd. (That’s like needing a reminder that water is wet). Oh and he’s qualified to be Secretary of State. Brockway released his “Buzz Does” campaign video on Monday, which you can see below. In a statement,