And it may be a very short list. his is the only name I’ve heard. more details on the main site:Houston County attorney and former state Sen. Michael Moore is apparently on the short list to become Middle Georgia’s next U.S. Attorney.
Moore would not confirm his candidacy Tuesday, and neither would a White House spokesman. but an FBI agent has contacted local politicos, apparently as part of a standard background check on Moore, a Democrat who served in the Georgia Senate in 2002 and 2003.Michael Moore… that takes me back. You want to talk about a guy you had to watch during campaign season.
This is from a piece I wrote in January 2002, when he was running for a state senate seat:State Senate candidate Michael Moore mailed political fliers that misquote the Macon Telegraph.
The fliers — which were mailed to minority voters and deal with Moore and opponent Jay Walker’s stances on hate crime legislation — contain the sentence: “Say no to Republican Jay Walker.” Directly below that statement, which does not appear in quotation marks on the flier, is a citation for the Telegraph’s Jan. 4 edition. Both the statement and the citation appear twice on the flier.
That statement — “Say no to Republican Jay Walker” — has never appeared in the Telegraph, not in an editorial, not in an opinion column, not in a news article. in fact, the Telegraph’s editorial board, which operates separately from the news department, endorsed Walker in the District 18 Senate race. Walker and Moore meet in a runoff for that race Tuesday.
Moore conceded Saturday that the statement in his flier did not appear in the Telegraph. he said the flier does not imply that it did, and that the only words in the flier that came from the Telegraph were “Republican” and “Jay Walker.”
Walker is a long-time Democrat, but has said many times he’d “probably” switch to the Republican Party. he was paraphrased to that effect in a news article in the Telegraph Jan. 4.
Moore said he didn’t think “a reasonable person” reading the flier would conclude that the Telegraph had opposed Walker in the election.Stay classy, counselor.
Mr. Moore won that primary against Jay Walker, by the way. but he lost in the general election to Ross Tolleson, the current state senator from that area.
Reporting For Hire: Michael Moore’s on the short list for U.S. attorney in Middle Georgia