Taxby Chambliss is retiring. Rumor has it that Taxby is stepping down rather than face a bruising primary fight. Well Taxby, if you don’t want to get challenged in the primary, then don’t say stupid stuff like this:
Georgia conservatives are already taking credit for the decision, arguing that they pushed “Taxby” into retirement. And they probably did … His admission that maybe, just maybe, the Republicans would have to accept higher taxes as a necessary evil made him unacceptable in their eyes, guaranteeing a bitter primary fight.
This is a reference to this statement during the fiscal cliff battle.
Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia said solving the nation’s fiscal woes may mean breaking the anti-tax pledge he signed years ago.
Chambliss signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, penned by conservative activist Grover Norquist.
“I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” Chambliss says. “If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that.”
I say, “Good riddance Taxby!”