I read with interest – and surprise — your statement today opposing the Charter School Amendment. I also went back and reviewed your responses to the questionnaire you filled out when you ran for office in 2010 which can be found here http://www.gacharters.org/wp-content/uploads/John-Barge.pdf, in which you stated that you “strongly” supported the State Charter School Commission and the creation of state charter schools.
If you were in court on cross examination the people of Georgia might enjoy watching you answer one of my favorite questions when someone impeaches themselves by testifying two entirely different ways to the same question: “were you lying then or are you lying now?”
But we am not in court. Therefore, let me simply say that as one public official to another that the most important attribute one person can have is personal trust in the public arena. You have squandered that today – as well as selling out the children of Georgia who need a State School Superintendent who does more than simply cower before the entrenched forces of the status quo.
State Representative Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta)
Georgia House Majority Whip
cc: Georgia House Republican Caucus