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Without Port of Savannah cash, bipartisanship turns to bi-paranoia

Special to SEGAZINE

For four years, Republicans and Democrats in Georgia have politely held hands when it came to courting Washington and its money to help pay for the deepening the Port of Savannah.

Our efforts at kumbay’all were written up in international journals. Doctoral theses presented the Great Georgia Peace as an alternative to both Washington gridlock and the United Nations. Rumors abounded of a Savannah baby christened Nathan Kasim Smith.

It all seems so 2013 now.

Twenty-four hours after a White House decision to deny long-promised cash for Georgia’s effort to attract ever-bigger ships, bipartisan peace was swept aside by paranoia.

The state Capitol was beset by Republican fear that the port decision had been delayed until September, so that President Barack Obama could grant the boon with Michelle Nunn, his nominee for U.S. Senate, at his side.

Political Insider blog.

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