Talk:Sonny Perdue

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Democrats[edit]

Somebody keeps changing Roy Barnes' picture to nonsense, and it immediately (usually within 5 minutes) gets reverted. According to history here, Sonny Perdue's picture was changes to that stupid Boss Hogg picture well over 6 hours ago and has not been reverted. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 85.25.140.160 (talk) 23:49, 17 March 2007 (UTC).

Feel free to fix it yourself - see Wikipedia:Revert. There are 1.6 million articles on Wikipedia to watch for vandalism, and no one here is paid to do so; we do the best we can. Also, I don't think editors from any political party condone vandalism. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 02:07, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
While I don't condone vandalism, I must admit, that is pretty funny. 68.153.29.23 (talk) 02:58, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Squidbillies[edit]

Is the Squidbillies mention really appropriate here? I vote no.

Uncited controversial items[edit]

Just removed a large amount of the article that is uncited and controversial in nature. This is a requirement of Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons policy and must be removed immediately per said policy. I know many of these items have been well-publicized so it should be relatively simple to find reliable sources. It's the responsibility of the editor adding controversial info to cite it, other editors are only expected to remove it if controversial and uncited per Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons. Please do not re-add the material without including citations (in-line preferably) for that material, or it will continue to be removed.

The majority of the remaining article is also in need of citations. I marked several items that need it the most in my opinion. --Roswell native (talk) 01:59, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

I added a note to the end of the section discussing Perdue on a list of least ethical governors to indicate that the nominating organization is a self acknowledged liberal progressive operator within the progressive movement. This is required for balanced discussion and NPV on a living person and should not be removed unless it is clearly included in the preceding paragraph and properly cited. Veriss (talk) 17:48, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Praying for Rain: Why does half the paragraph about an allegedly controversial act such as praying for rain discuss record flooding afterwards? Doing so clearly insinuates that the flooding was a direct result of this controversial act, is a false argument and may even be independent research since the linkage is not cited. It also appears to be added fluff intended to add a larger facade to what would otherwise be a very skinny statement. I will remove it soon unless it is rewritten to indicate it's purpose for being tacked onto the prayer controversy. Veriss (talk) 17:57, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

I equally don't understand why a newspaper comment that only serves to mock the prayer, even exists in the article, when the comments about the flooding were removed -- both comments are, to me, obvious attempts by people on two sides of a controversial issue to make their point; and if one had to go, why does the other one not have to go? Personally, I thought the article was better with both of the statements. I am not changing anything because that's not what I do, but I would like to ask for others' opinions on it, who know more than I do about wikipedia. I didn't want to mess up the article if it is acceptable the way it is now. If you want a "balanced" article, then research on flooding that comes from an official source, and is the only counterbalance to some newspaper editor who mocks prayer, should be left in the article near enough to the counterbalance so as to provide both opposing viewpoints perhaps. I am not on either opposing side, I was just looking up information about Sonny Perdue to compare him to the current person in office, and as I read the article it struck me as odd that no opposing viewpoint was given at all. Then I read here, and it seems there has been discussion, so I just wanted to say my opinon on making the article better and richer - ultimately, my opinion would be, to either (a) bring back the flooding comments near to where the prayer mocking occurs, or, (b) remove the prayer mocking comments. Up to other editors though, I am only one opinion and I do not understand all the rules. Please delete this comment if it instigates any riotous commentary, I did not come here to begin any sort of problems. Thank you very much. Fallendarlin (talk) 03:53, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

After a re-read found the offending verbatim text already included in a contextually appropriate location. The reasonable assumption is that the second occurrence of identical text was merely a good faith copy and paste error. I deleted the repetitive text concerning flooding and emergency response plans from the rain prayer section. Veriss (talk) 18:40, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Reread of inadequately sourced controversial items[edit]

After further review, I do believe that CREW is a partisan operative and is neither a notable, nor a reliable source. I will delete the entire mention of their allegation. It is a BLP so I will move the entire paragraph here until it can be shown to a consensus to be otherwise.

§=====Ethics group named Perdue one of America's worst governors=====

In its April 2010 report, progressive ethics watchdog group CREW - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Perdue one of 11 "worst governors" in the United States because of various ethics issues throughout Perdue's term as governor.[1][2][3] Some of Perdue's ethics lapses cited by the watchdog include:

  • Accepted gifts and travel from lobbyists
  • Violated campaign finance laws
  • Failed to file complete personal financial disclosure information and supported a tax loophole that benefitted him personally
  • Allegedly thwarted an investigation by the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs
  • Appointed a business associate to a state position[4]

Note: The Billings Gazette reported that CREW, with George Soros as a financial backer, defended itself as a liberal progressive organization: "We are progressive," said Naomi Seligman, the group's deputy director... "We do work within a larger progressive infrastructure." Seligman suggested her group is the progressive counterweight to Judicial Watch, a group from the right that calls itself "a non-profit, public interest law firm dedicated to fighting government corruption."


Play fair, comment here and gain consensus before you post edits that potentially malign a living person. Veriss (talk) 03:48, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ (Press release). Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Vogel, Ed (2010-04-21). "Gibbons named on list of worst governors". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2010-05-05. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |newspaper= (help)
  3. ^ "Scandals Land Gibbons On 'Worst Governors' List". KVVU-TV (Fox 5, Las Vegas). 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-05-05. Missing pipe in: |first= (help); Missing pipe in: |first2= (help); |first= missing |last= (help); |first2= missing |last2= (help)
  4. ^ "Crew's Worst Governors". Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Retrieved 2010-05-05.

Bev Perdue?[edit]

Any relation to Bev Perdue, North Carolina's governor-elect? 201.80.233.57 (talk) 03:16, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

She is not related according to the first paragraph of his personal section. Veriss (talk) 18:31, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Reasons for Party switch?[edit]

I looked over the articel a few times but couldnt see any information about why he switched parties. I have this annoying habit of completely misreading things though, so I didnt want to put anything up on the subject til Im sure its lacking. 74.132.249.206 (talk) 11:37, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

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Sonny Perdue Official Photo[edit]

Hello editors! USDA here. Is it possible to switch out the current official photo on this wiki to the one attached?Flickr - Sonny Perdue

Here at USDA, we use the field portrait more often than the official photo and it would be great if that could happen here too? If not, no worries. Just a suggestion.

Thanks!

Peter Rhee Director, Digital Communications USDA

Agmorrill (talk) 14:13, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Agmorrill. That's not a problem, we can change it. I'll upload it within the hour. If there is anything else I or others can help you with, let me/us know! Corky 16:00, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
I am, however, going to keep File:Secretary Sonny Perdue official photo.jpg in other articles such as Political appointments by Donald Trump and Template:Cabinet of Donald Trump for consistency and better quality up-close. Corky 16:40, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
The field portrait has been added and can be seen at File:Sonny Perdue field portrait.jpg. Thanks, Corky 16:52, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

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