Wilde could have been writing about Georgia politicians when he penned those words. The elected officials in this state have proved time and again that when it comes to temptation, especially the temptation of dollars, some of them just can't resist it.
School is out, vacations have started, and visitors from across the country are driving to one of the state's great coastal attractions, Jekyll Island.
If you're still a Democrat in Georgia, there are reasons to feel optimistic about the future.
The Republican Party delegates who gathered in Athens for their annual state convention heard a cautionary message from Gov. Nathan Deal about the future of the GOP.
Until last week, Georgia had been one of only three remaining states that put absolutely no limits on how much money lobbyists could spend to influence the passage or defeat of legislation in a General Assembly session.
It's no secret that politicians often make mistakes - a lot of them.
The dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library last week reminded me of one of the former president's most memorable public comments.
If U.S. Reps. Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston and Tom Price all end up running for Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat next year, you can be sure of one thing: They won't have to worry about a lack of money.
Georgia's senators were caught in a political crossfire last week over their vote on a gun control bill currently being considered in the U.S. Senate.
Many school systems are furloughing teachers and can't provide a 180-day school year for their students. Our elected leaders at the Capitol say they just don't have the money to spend on public education.
This year's General Assembly session was noteworthy as much for the bills that did not pass as for the ones that did.
One of the major questions still to be answered in this year's legislative session is whether the House and Senate will actually agree on some kind of bill to limit what lobbyists can spend on lawmakers.
The last week of the General Assembly session is fast approaching and you might think the state's lawmakers would be concentrating on major issues that are truly important to constituents back in their districts.
One thing I have always noticed about politicians is this: For almost anyone in elective office, hypocrisy is like heroin. It's so addictive that it's nearly impossible to resist it.
For the past 20 years, an idea frequently floated for reforming the political system has been to set term limits for elected officials.
There are many lessons about elections I've learned through years of reporting on politics.
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