In an editorial in Thursday's Times-Enterprise, the first attack from Sanford Bishop was leveled against me. The attack itself will be addressed, but the very place from where it came must be addressed first.
After wasting the taxpayers' money on bailouts and a stimulus bill that put $400,000 of debt on every man, woman and child in this country, Bishop had a staffer who is being paid with taxpayer money send out a misguided political attack via his official Web site that is also being funded by taxpayers. It is not only unlawful, but it is a fundamental misuse of tax dollars.
The condescending nature of Bishop's attack, saying that I have "bitten off more than I can chew," leads me to believe that he does not think a regular tax-paying citizen is capable of being a congressman and proves he has no clue what a Baptist pastor deals with every day! For 24 years, I have been a public servant. For the last six, I have been a conservative voice in the Georgia House of Representatives. I voted for a balanced budget every year and never raised taxes to do it.
On the other hand, Bishop has voted for every stimulus and bailout that has come down from Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Sending a letter telling them to watch their spending habits while voting "yes" for them is nothing short of hypocrisy. He can't hide the fact he crammed Obamacare down our throats, voted for a government takeover of private companies and voted to raise taxes on energy -- and that's just for starters.
I am proud that Bishop has decided to make this campaign about his voting record versus mine. But I hope the next attack on me comes from his campaign and not from a bureaucrat in his taxpayer-funded Washington congressional office.