GA: Perdue Buddy Helps Him Find the Magic Kingdom

Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia is no stranger to Progressive States readers (Perdue made our list of the nation's worst Governors). Now, he's dabbling in that most political of arts: corruption. The Governor just invested $2 million and purchased land from Stanley Thomas, a major donor to the Georgia Republican Party. Perdue previously had appointed Thomas to a state board. The land in question is valued at far less than $2 million, but sits only six miles from Walt Disney World near where a road is soon to be built. One expert believed that with a little work and subdividing, Perdue's investment could pay off in the millions, while still leaving the Governor a large lot for his own involvement.