Monday, October 30, 2006

More on Hunstein vs. Wiggins from Daily Report

Daily Report, a magazine for those in legal and business professions, has been keeping tabs on the highly contentious Georgia Supreme Court race between Hunstein and Wiggins. They have two excellent articles dealing with the races' latest events, including Hunstein's attack ad and the Wiggins' subsequent cease and desist letter to Georgia television stations airing it.

In the first article, Hunstein says she is "fighting for the whole court" in trying to keep special interest groups and political parties from buying judicial races.

And in the second article, experts like UGA political scientist, Charles Bullock, disagree with me about the risks for Hunstein in running her ad alleging problems in different Wiggins' family matters. Bullock thinks the ad is likely to help her even though she's an incumbent. Interestingly enough, our own Erick Erickson of the Peach Pundit disagrees with me as well and gives some thoughts from the other side of the fence. It's a good read.

By the way, I forgot to mention this earlier. But since the Wiggins campaign is concerned that Hunstein may have violated FCC violations, I wonder how they feel about Georgia Tech's campus being plastered with his campaign signs this weekend? Not just in front of frat houses, but less than 20 feet from the very walls of Bobby Dodd Stadium itself. If anyone got a snapshot of it, I'd love to post it.

There must have been 25 or 30 signs alone on the east side of the stadium along Techwood Dr. on both sides of the street - all on public property. Just in time for 55,000 people to assemble around those signs for Tech's big game with Miami.

Since Tech is a public institution, I'm pretty sure the signage was illegal. Shouldn't a candidate for the Georgia Supreme Court and his supporters know that?


Tina said...

Have you seen the ad where two burglars say they had better do their next job before Mike Wiggins is elected? It is paid for by the Republ party of GA even though this is a non-partisan race. Do they think GA voters are dumb enough to think Supreme Court justices hear burglary cases?

Button Gwinnett said...

Apparently the Republican Party of Georgia thinks that Georgia voters are deaf, dumb, and stupid. The fact is that Justice Hunstein is known to be tough on crime, but fair in the sense that everyone's rights will be protected.

I don't have the number in front of me, but its been widely reported that she sides with the prosecutor something like 65% of the time. She also has a large number of prosecutors that are supporting her. Which sort of makes their ad look stupid.