Wednesday, June 21, 2006

That has got to hurt.

Is it just me, or has Mark Taylor been running to Cathy Cox's left? You know, with the exception of the gay-bashing and abortion-trashing:

Who's always been there on education? Mark Taylor's endorsed by Georgia's teachers because he's been a real innovator. Everything from pre-kindergarten for every child to sponsoring the law creating HOPE scholarships. Cathy Cox opposed the law creating HOPE scholarships. On April 20, 1993, Cathy Cox admitted she voted against the Georgia lottery that created HOPE scholarships. Go to to see for yourself. On education, only Mark Taylor has always been there.

And plenty of cute babies in that one.

VOICEOVER: Cathy Cox says she's not the big guy.

COX: Let me be the first to tell you: I am not the Big Guy.

VOICEOVER: She's right about that. Mark Taylor, the Big Guy, led the fight to eliminate the state sales tax on groceries, the largest tax cut in Georgia history. Cathy Cox wanted to keep the sales tax on groceries. She said, quote, "I haven't seen any evidence that people are starving because of the sales taxes that are now charged on food." Nope, she's not the Big Guy.

It's really embarassing how Mark Taylor has played Cathy Cox in this campaign. First, he got her to alienate herself from her pro-choice and pro-gay supporters. Then, he captured the left on public education and public health care. What's she left with?

If Cox had stood up for the right to choose and stood against the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, she might have had a tougher campaign in the general election - but at least she would have won the nomination. As it is, she may not even have that.