Fulton judge to Mary Norwood: You blew it

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imageMary Norwood’s “Barack Obama and John McCain did it so I should be able to, too” legal strategy didn’t impress a Fulton judge on Tuesday.

“I can’t get over the fact that there is a window for qualifying,” the judge said. “It is a rule that everybody follows. It is just the way it is.”

So, Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter ruled that the gay loving, same-sex marriage supporting Norwood won’t be on the ballot in November for the Fulton County Commission chair.

If you’ve had your head in front of an air conditioning vent the last few weeks — and we understand if you have — Norwood launched a quixotic bid to unseat Fulton Chair John Eaves. Then she sued (and lost), stumped for signatures with the gays, missed the state-imposed filing deadline on July 2, complained that her campaign manager has cancer, appealed (and lost), appealed again (and lost), sued again (and lost) and — finally — admitted she didn’t check the deadline filing times.

After the ruling, Norwood posted this to Facebook:

Speaking with the press post Judge Baxter’s rulings. Discussing what it’s like for an independent fighting outside the system with no party resources. Barack Obama and John McCain both missed their deadlines and still were on the ballot.

Now, she offers this:

We are considering next steps. Stay tuned…

We will, because this is the best thing going right now besides “Inception” and Thursday’s start of the new season of “Project Runway.”

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