On the Campaign Trail
05 May, 2006
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Pictures by Bud Cranford except where specified.
Perdue was flagged in Macon Georgia on the fifth of May, 2006. Is it strange that I thought this was appropriate for Cinco de Mayo?
Flagging #142 went off with only minor problems. It seems Perdue's security is getting a bit paranoid about his safety and made us keep our distance, namely, across the street.
I was running a little behind and by the time I arrived, Steve Scroggins and Russ Huffman were already set up and awaiting Perdue's arrival
Me (Bud Cranford), arriving late
(Left) Steve Scroggins maintains
his vigil on the north side of Mulberry Street.
(left) Some strange sights
on the streets of Macon. Why was this woman walking down the
street, with her dog in a stroller?
(left) Perdue's supporters
congregating on the sidewalk.
(left) This must be a new
mode of transportation for his campaign. No black SUV, today.
This bus would look much better with a few "Punt Perdue" stickers
At this point, Macon's finest
decided to move us to the other side of the street, even though we
were quiet and well behaved. As I paused to take a picture of
Perdue at the podium, his security moved toward me as if to hasten
(left) Me (Bud Cranford) at
During his remarks, Perdue once again commented on the presence of us Flaggers saying that was what made our Country great; being able to voice your opposition. I'll bet he gets tired of saying that, real soon.
Since this event was only two doors down from where we made the infamous picture of Perdue, myself and the 56 flag, I couldn't resist the opportunity of asking him to autograph his picture. As we shook hands and exchanged pleasantries (Nice to see you again, etc.) under the watchful eyes of his security detail, I couldn't resist commenting that if he'd "give us a Fair Flag vote we'd be working for you rather than against you". He made no comment to this suggestion.
The autograph, in the lower right, reads "God Bless America, Sonny Perdue".
Thank you, to Steve Scroggins for the pictures of myself.
See Steve Scroggins report and more pictures HERE
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