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  Zell Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zell Miller is married to Shirley Carver Miller.
Miller, a Democrat, was Mayor of Young Harris from 1959 to 1960, and was elected to two terms as a Georgia state senator during the 1960s.
Miller says that he was born into the Democratic Party and considers his party label "like a birthmark." However, it is widely believed that Miller becoming a Republican would put an end to the unbridled attention he has received for attacking his own party in recent years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zell_Miller   (3806 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Zell Miller (b. 1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Miller's adaptability to the changing political climate has brought him both praise and criticism over the years, as he has ably negotiated his way through such difficult political issues as desegregation, urban sprawl, and the partisan realignment of Georgia.
Zell Bryan Miller was born on February 24, 1932, in Young Harris, in the north Georgia mountains.
Miller's mother built a home for herself and her children with rocks that she hauled out of a nearby stream, and that house became symbolic of Miller's rugged independence.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1388   (2016 words)

 A National Party No More, Zell Miller
Miller’s HOPE Scholarship program was dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as "the most far-reaching scholarship program in the nation." His pre-kindergarten program won an award for innovation from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Miller's candid analysis of the campaigns of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton further underscores his conclusion that the Democratic Party can no longer field a serious presidential challenge.
Zell tells us that he isn't comfortable where he is but he is going to live out his days in his "old house" and for that I admire him.
www.laughtergenealogy.com /bin/header/miller.html   (830 words)

 The Buck Stops Here: Zell Miller
Perhaps most unfair is the insinuation that Miller is some sort of racist throwback, such as the charge that Miller is a "Dixiecrat" (this very word was used by Ken Layne, Andrew Sullivan, and the ultra-hack Atrios).
Leave aside the fact that such insinuations are inaccurate, or that they are primarily based on Miller's service as chief-of-staff to an anti-integration Georgia governor from the late 1960s.
Zell Miller was outragious the other night, but all for the sake of George W. Bush.
stuartbuck.blogspot.com /2004/09/zell-miller.html   (529 words)

 CNN.com - Miller: I entrust my family's future to Bush - Sep 1, 2004
Miller may burn some bridges by speaking at the GOP convention.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Sen. Zell Miller, of Georgia, was the keynote speaker Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention.
Miller, a Democrat, has broken with his party and sided with President Bush on such issues his handling of the war against terror.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/09/01/gop.miller.transcript   (1727 words)

 Zell Miller blasts fellow Democrat Kerry - Salon
Miller, the lone Democratic senator publicly backing Bush, commented in remarks prepared for a Bush-Cheney grassroots event, held in conjunction with the state Republican convention.
Miller said Kerry's handlers are trying to soften the Democratic candidate's image and depict him as an average guy.
Miller, a lifelong Democrat, was Georgia's governor from 1991 through 1998 and was lieutenant governor for 16 years before that.
dir.salon.com /story/politics/wire/2004/05/15/zell_miller/index.html   (405 words)

 FactCheck.org Zell Miller's Attack on Kerry: A Little Out Of Date   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Miller said "Americans need to know the facts" about Kerry's record, but his applause-getting recital is a decade or so out of date.
Miller was a bit more careful in his wording than some previous Republican critics, and avoided saying anything factually incorrect.
All the weapons cited by Miller are listed in a memo from the 1984 Kerry campaign, which we posted along with our Feb. 26 article on Republican distortions of Kerry's defense record.
www.factcheck.org /article.aspx?docID=252   (1079 words)

 wcco.com - Zell Miller Turns On Democrats
Miller gave the Democratic keynote address 12 years earlier in the same Madison Square Garden, and his colleagues seethed in anger -- calling him a turncoat and organizing protests at his office.
Miller, meanwhile, was scathing in his criticism of fellow Democrat Kerry.
Miller was known more for his progressive politics while Georgia governor -- instituting a statewide lottery to provide free college tuition to all students with "B" averages and leading a failed attempt to remove the Confederate fighting banner from the state flag.
wcco.com /topstories/topstories_story_245222441.html   (891 words)

 Zell Miller on Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Miller said, “Our future prosperity depends on education, and a higher level of education for everyone must be the standard.
Miller proposed a $259 million increase in spending for the 206,000-student University System of Georgia, which includes $95 million for new athletic and academic facility construction.
Governor Zell Miller today proposed expanding the HOPE scholarship program, giving even more college students, future teachers and those already teaching an opportunity to take advantage of the most innovative college scholarship program in the nation.
ontheissues.org /Social/Zell_Miller_Education.htm   (1410 words)

 GOP backs away from Miller’s blast - Politics - MSNBC.com
Nor was it made clear why Miller’s wife also was not allowed to take her place in the president’s box 24 hours after his deeply personal denunciation of his own party’s nominee.
Miller, 72, was retired from politics after serving two terms as governor of Georgia when he was appointed to complete the Senate term of Republican Paul Coverdell in 2000.
Miller explained his endorsement of Bush for re-election and decision to speak in his behalf as the fruit of his disenchantment with the Democratic Party, which he said had abandoned its middle-of-the-road ideals for far-left advocacy.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5897622   (1166 words)

 The Democratic senator who loathes Democrats. By Michael Crowley - Slate Magazine
Miller is a silver-haired Democratic senator from Georgia who has dedicated the twilight of his long career to excoriating his own party.
Miller is an immensely proud man and acutely sensitive to signs of condescension toward his rural heritage.
The aberrational period in Miller's political contour is not now as a contrarian novelty, but rather that brief period that crested in 1988 when Miller saw a window of opportunity through which to climb his way to national prominence, particularly at Atlanta's 1988 Democratic National Convention.
www.slate.com /id/2105700   (2253 words)

 Michael Novak on Zell Miller and Democrats on National Review Online
To quibble over whether Zell was right on this or that point, or as fair and balanced as the reporters of the Associated Press, or as evenhanded as Joe Klein, is to miss the point when listening to a Baptist sermon, rendered by a Southern populist who relishes his heritage.
And, you know, Zell began with his love for his family, and his love for his country, and his love for the Democratic party we all used to know, and his love for a bygone era of bipartisanship in times of danger and war.
Zell Miller nailed the difference that has overtaken the Democratic party between then and now, and as far as I can see, most of the Democrats in the press (which means nine-tenths of the major media) don't dare to see what Zell sees.
www.nationalreview.com /novak/novak200409071420.asp   (1283 words)

 CNN.com - Zell Miller taken to hospital - Apr 28, 2005
Miller was the keynote speaker at an event for the Gainesville Care Center, a pregnancy resource center.
Miller, who was Georgia's governor from 1991 to 1999, was a fiery Democrat who fell out of his party's good graces after he penned a critical book, "A National Party No More," in 2003, and then delivered a speech endorsing President Bush at the Republican National Convention last year.
Miller did not seek re-election in November and retired from his Senate seat earlier this year.
edition.cnn.com /2005/POLITICS/04/28/miller.hospital   (259 words)

 Matthew Yglesias: Zell Miller: Segregationist
Zell Miller was in fact the perfect stand in for the right-wing body politic and where they really are now, not just politically, but psychologically.
The reason why Zell Miller should be attacked is not because he's an ex-segregationist, but because along with the rest of his Republican Party patrons, he's clearly lost his mind.
Zell Miller challenged Chris Matthews to a duel, and chided him for his ungentlemanly behavior toward a lady.
yglesias.typepad.com /matthew/2004/09/zell_miller_seg.html   (4028 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Zell Miller: Dump 17th Amendment
Georgia Democratic Sen. Zell Miller is calling for the United States to restore the wishes of its Founding Fathers and empower state legislatures to appoint senators rather than be elected by voters.
The retiring Miller, who has garnered attention over the past year with stinging critiques of his Democratic Party, believes rescinding the 17th Amendment would curb the power of special interests in Washington while increasing the power of state governments.
Miller, a former two-term governor of Georgia, contends the Constitution's prescription for balancing the interests of large and small states and the power of state and federal governments was destroyed when the U.S. ratified the 17th Amendment in 1913.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38251   (338 words)

 Convention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Miller's speech (and the tone of this convention) was unmitigated fascism.
Zell Miller did not say that the blood of any US terrorist victims between now and election day is on John Kerry's hands.
Miller's claims on Wednesday night were sweeping, audacious, full of theatrical conviction and were not backed up by a single moment of cited evidence, or even ethical self-justification.
www.reason.com /convention/2004/09/zells_hell.shtml   (12324 words)

 Zell Miller
Zell Miller's rhetoric might be useful for boosting nationalism, but it's not 1940 anymore and terrorists dispersed in communities around the world
RH: Zell Miller is a Democrat, and angry Democrats, who view him as a traitor, tell him to go to zell.
Miller that the effect that 9/11 “was devastating to the future of his and conventioneers’ families.”
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/webpage2/ZellMiller.htm   (716 words)

 Zell Miller: A Democrat Who Insists His Party Left Him (washingtonpost.com)
Miller, who retired in 1999 as the most popular governor in Georgia history with 85 percent approval ratings, was for 40 years in state politics "the most jaundiced of yellow-dog southern Democrats," according to former aide Ed Kilgore, policy director of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council.
Among Democrats who have known him for decades, Miller's transformation is the stuff of mystery and armchair psychiatry, and everyone has a theory -- from a governor's distaste with being one of 100 senators; to a populist's aversion to Washington; to an aging politician's desire for attention.
Miller, like President George W. Bush, viewed this as putting loyalty to organized labor ahead of national security, and he blamed it for Cleland's defeat, as did a number of analysts in Georgia.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A50841-2004Aug31.html   (1272 words)

 GOP takes care of Zell for taking care of Kerry=The Hill.com=   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Miller, the Georgia Democrat who was the keynote speaker at the GOP convention in New York and who alienated his party by excoriating Kerry, has been told not to worry about losing his earmarks in the new fiscal year, which begins Friday.
Miller said he assumed that his Democratic colleagues are taking care of his appropriations needs.
Miller has sent a letter requesting project funds to Democrats on the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, but no one on his staff has contacted senior Democratic staff on the committee to discuss the request.
www.hillnews.com /news/092904/miller.aspx   (919 words)

 Convention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Comment by: Annalucia at September 2, 2004 05:47 PM Zell Miller torched the facade that is John Kerry and then stomped on the ashes.
Zell Miller torched the facade that is John Kerry and then stomped on the ashes.
Zell Miller grimaced in a most untelegenic fashion while he told a couple of silly lies about Kerry's votes and opinions.
www.reason.com /convention/2004/09/go_well_go_zell.shtml   (7735 words)

 Zell Miller Brief Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Recently, some news pundits have called Governor Miller "America's education governor," and until recently stating that he would serve out his term as Georgia's chief executive, Miller was rumored to be President Clinton's choice as U.S. Secretary of Education if Clinton is reelected to a second term.
Georgia is one of the leading states in job creation and during his nearly six years in office, new jobs have been created at the rate of more than 2,500 a week.
Governor Miller is married to the former Shirley Carver.
www.cviog.uga.edu /Projects/jeo300/miller.htm   (358 words)

 Miller rebels at misunderstandings of the South - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Miller's ire, and reminded him of a 1988 Michael Dukakis event in Georgia where the Massachusetts Democrat's presidential campaign hauled in bales of hay, turning the stage into a set from the TV show "Hee Haw."
Miller says, is it has been taken hostage by "special interests with their own narrow agenda so far to the left that they're completely out of the mainstream."
Miller said they are all "good and decent people" whom he respects.
www.washtimes.com /national/20031103-123316-8169r.htm   (819 words)

 CNN.com - Miller: Democrats' thinking is 'warped' - Sep 2, 2004
Miller, a former Marine, said Kerry has weakened the military through his votes as a senator.
Miller said he supports George Bush because the president has "a good heart and a spine of tempered steel." The two met when both were governors and the Georgian appreciated the Texan for his religious beliefs and his straightforward manner.
Miller, who was appointed and then elected in 2000 to fill the term of the late Republican Sen. Paul Coverdell, will retire when the term ends in January.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/09/01/gop.miller   (740 words)

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