Georgia (US) Governor Sonny Perdue has taken many steps to address the shortage of water in the geographic area that he was elected to govern, but the one that has caught the attention of lots of folks is his invocation of God to break the draught. Yep, Governor Perdue held a public relations event to pray for rain. The image at the right is linked to an MP3 of the session.
I admire some of the governor’s policies. For example, he has given administrative orders to conserve water to agencies for which he has oversight. But, praying for rain…?
Actually, if Gov. Perdue and his constituents who participated in the praying will simply stay in the same place and keep praying long enough, it’s going to work.
I’m old enough to remember some of the egregious misbehavior by governors from Georgia and nearby states in response to civil rights and other public facilities. Ultimately, the people of Georgia stopped electing people like Lester Maddux. I wonder if states will ever stop electing people who seriously promote praying for rain. Sigh.