Friday, May 29, 2009

The Griff, above and below the fold

Former Mayor Floyd Griffin pulled headlines in both Baldwin County papers this week. And if that wasn't enough, he'll be appearing again this weekend on WMAZ's "Close Up with Randall Savage" Saturday at noon and if you really must, Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
To the right is a picture of the Griff providing 12th District U.S. Rep. John Barrow with a copy of his autobiography "Legacy to Legend: Winners Make It Happen."
Griffin was actually giving Barrow a book as a barter for Milledgeville's Congressman to slip a copy of the book under President Barack Obama's door at the White House. I had another shot of Griffin showing the long inscription he wrote to the First Couple. He also included some local clips about last year's Presidential Election with the autobiography.
I got a look at the clips and the U-R's coverage did not make the cut, but of course we didn't explicitly link Floyd to the then soon-to-be Commander in Chief.


  1. Do you think Griffin will run for office in 2010?

  2. Maybe sooner than that, he's denied claims that he might run in the special election for the 141st District seat vacated by now state Transportation Board member Bobby Parham. When I talked with about it he denied it, but his thinking on the race was very prescient.
    Could be the astute political mind of a seasoned veteran, or it could be that of a man ready to get back in the ring.
    Let's not forget that he himself sought election to the DOT board back in 2008. And I'm sure he made more than a few new supporters while running the Milledgeville campaign for President Obama.