By Sam Burnham
This afternoon, the broadcast team of GPB's Political Rewind put on an excellent interview with former Georgia senator, Sam Nunn.
First, I have to say that I thought the interview was great because there were real questions. It wasn't just a softball toss. There was some serious meat in the discussion and some heavy topics were discussed. Senator Nunn walked through it all like he always has. He worked to seperate right from wrong without consideration for party affiliations or politics. It's the same philosophy that has many Georgia Republicans admitting that they'd vote for him if he ran again.
But most of all, as a Georgian who gets woefully sick of hearing that this or that Southerner works to ditch their accent to keep from being made to feel like a hick or in anyway not up to the intellectual expectations of the elites in this nation, I was glad to hear Sam Nunn's voice.
Sam Nunn is from Perry in Houston County (not pronounced like the city in Texas). His accent is also from Perry. He's toting around a lot of education and experience and is world-class expert on military and foreign affairs. In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he has been considered for several cabinet positions by presidents of both parties. He is currently the chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, dealing with the threat of nuclear weapons and trying to work toward a time in which nuclear weapons will be done away with - real solutions, not just Pollyanna disarmament fantasies.
In case you might be wondering, former governor and current Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is also from Perry. So that's another Houston County drawl that you'll be hearing on the news. Sonny is really strong in his field as well. If you think Perry makes good politicians, try their peaches. They host an impressive state fair every fall as well.
There's plenty more where Sonny and Sam came from. One of these days this country will listen to me. Y'all step aside for a bit, let the Georgians run this place for a few weeks and we'll get this nation straightened back out.
Historian, self-proclaimed gentleman, agrarian-at-heart, & curator extraordinaire