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Friday, December 19, 2008

Word: Vernon "Quotable" Jones

Last Tuesday, DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones presided over his final commission meeting. Love him or hate him, he’s steered the county through difficult times. He’s said some memorable things, too.

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“I’ve been able to raise a lot of money without the endorsements from the losers in the Democratic party.”

Jones describing his U.S. Senate campaign fundraising efforts to the AJC in April.

"There's nothing illegal about a menage a trois."

Jones quoted in an April 2, 2008, CL column in reference to a 2005 rape allegation. He was not charged in the incident.

"[State lawmakers] don't have any idea about local control. And they're about as clueless as a pigeon with an iPod."

Jones speaking to CL on Nov. 4 about the Legislature’s unwillingness to recognize local government’s jurisdiction.

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