FROM Jay Bookman
Georgia Wants Tennessee River, Chattanooga Sends Bottled Water The Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee said yesterday was "Give Our Georgia Friends a Drink Day," with a tongue-in-cheek proclamation about a "drought of Biblical proportions," leaving the leaders of Georgia "like the Children of Israel," beginning to "cast long eyes toward the north, coveting their neighbor's assets." The last "Whereas" in Ron Littlefield's proclamation says, "if today, they come for our river, tomorrow they might come for out Jack Daniels." But with the water shortage no joke, in the interests of peace, he sent a truck of bottled water to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. Jay Bookman is deputy editorial page editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution .
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