Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Misbehaving politicians: Alabama's embarrassment of riches

Alabama politicians keep having to resign.  (The Economist, 4/12/2017)
Mr Bentley’s demise means the state has lost the leaders of all three branches of government in a matter of months. Last year Michael Hubbard was ousted as Speaker of the House after his conviction on ethics charges (he is appealing). Roy Moore was suspended as chief justice in a rumpus over his recalcitrant opposition to gay marriage. The reshuffle does not end there. After Jeff Sessions joined Donald Trump’s cabinet, it fell to Mr Bentley to nominate his successor in the Senate. He chose Luther Strange, the state’s attorney-general—whose office was investigating Mr Bentley. Three of Alabama’s past six governors have now.

Other Jeff Sessions posts:
Jeff Sessions dismisses the views of a majority of Americans on legalization of marijuana.  (4/20/2017)
As Alabama Attorney General, Jeff Sessions made no effort to remove racist langauge from state's constitution.  (3/11/2017)
Meet the 3 men who pull the strings of the U.S. government's investigation of Trump's ties to Russia.  (3/8/2017)
Jeff Sessions UPDATE. Man who snookered Wisconsin voters while sitting by fireplace needs lessons in anatomy, rectitude.  (3/6/2017)
GOP hypocrisy in action:  'No one is above the law.'  (3/4/2017)
When it comes to Russia, the mind of Jeff Sessions is a sieve.  (3/2/2017)
Why? Because our reckless, self-absorbed President-elect sez so.   (1/12/2017)
Jeff Sessions, 1st U.S. Senator to endorse Trump, is picked for Attorney General.  (11/18/2016)
Even a conservative senator from Alabama* has to push back against Trump today.  (8/9/2016)
Giving Jeff Sessions a pass, clueless Chuck Todd demonstrates his selective listening skills.  (6/12/2016)
Sounds like Jeff Sessions is a big fan of Gene Pitney (as well as Donald Trump).  (2/28/2016)
Dear Scott Walker, Admitting you consulted with Sen. Jeff Sessions on immigration is not a confidence builder.  (4/27/2015)

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