Before they settle down to the ugly task of budget cuts, Georgia's politicians gathered for a little pork. The barbecued kind that is.
More than 1,500 lawmakers, state employees and lobbyists packed the annual Wild Hog Supper near the state Capitol on Sunday.
Now in its 48th year, the gathering has become a tradition for ushering in a new legislative session that begins Monday.
All the major Republican candidates for governor were on hand. So was U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who's up for re-election. Gov. Sonny Perdue and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle also worked the crowd at The Depot.