February 19, 2004

Flag Issues

Flag literacy at half-staff

When this started back in 2002, I thought the Georiga flag controversy wasn't really on anyone's mind... and now, it seems like I'm right.

Short article on how, despite Georgia's governor being elected on this issue (or not, depending on how you view electronic voting), few if any Georgians really even know what their state flag is right now, or the designs being voted on.

Of course, this goes to show me -- I didn't even know until last night that there was a vote going on during the primary about the state flag. And I'm considered politically aware, for pete's sake.

Most telling was this quote:

"Is that our flag, Daddy?" asked Johnson's 5-year-old son, Will, pointing to the new Georgia flag. Will's father replied, "It is this week."

Posted by Ted Stevko at February 19, 2004 06:26 AM | TrackBack