"The governor now has gotten involved. And he's going to work with 707. And I believe that's going to help the Senate make up their minds."
It was pointed out that the governor doesn’t run the Senate. Replied Spencer:
"No, he does not. But he is showing support. And that support goes a long way."
Has Spencer had a chat with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle?
"I believe that support will go a long way toward changing people's minds."
After this, we trekked over to the governor’s office, where a spokeswoman for Gov. Nathan Deal said her boss’ official position on the developing situation was silence. No comment.
We have known governors who would tell one party that a bill would have his signature if it gets to his desk. But would then tell the House speaker or lieutenant governor that there’d be hell to pay if it got there.
We’re not saying this is the case with Deal – but with so much winking and nodding going on, it can’t be ruled out.