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Monday, May 12, 2008

Bald Georgian not named Andisheh will fix Iraq

Doug Teper, Iraq, Freedom Fighter

Doug Teper, the prankster with a cue-ball cranium renowned for the passion he brought to the Georgia General Assembly as a state representative from DeKalb County, is in the belly of the beast and bringing the message of freedom, Jaw-juh style, to the people of northern Iraq.

From the rabblerousers at InsiderAdvantage (scroll down):

It's OK: Teper's On The Job

Former Democratic State Rep. Doug Teper of Atlanta has turned up in - of all places - Kurdish Iraq. Here's what he said in a recent e-mail:

"I am consulting with a nonprofit organization called the National Democratic Institute For International Affairs. NDI provides practical assistance to civic and political leaders advancing democratic values, practices and institutions worldwide. At critical moments of transition, NDI's method is to introduce experts-political party leaders, civic organizers, election officials, and legislators- to those in need of information, guidance and encouragement. I am working with the Political Party Development group training Iraqi political parties in political campaign election organizing."

Teper said he's living in a secured compound that has a recreation facility ("tv, darts and, yes, even a self-stocked bar.") The gig lasts six weeks but could be extended.

He served in the Legislature through 2004.

If you've ever been witness to The Wonder That Is Teper, his addition to a warzone would strike you as bizarrely fascinating, although not entirely unexpected. This appears to be Teper's dormant blog, which is a little glimpse into the mind of the man.

(Photo courtesy of state House of Representatives)

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