Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bob Riley Needs 193 Good Men & Women

If you have some free time and a desire to serve the State of Alabama, Bob Riley is looking for you. Actually, h
e's looking for 193 of you.

In a press release earlier today, Governor Riley announced 193 vacancies on Alabama Boards. For those in the Shoals who oft complain about a lack of input at the state level, this is a prime opportunity to have your say.

Warning, some of the boards listed may not be everyone's cup of tea; however, if you've always wanted to serve on the Elevator Inspection Board or think you might find the Scrap Tire Commission fascinating, now's your chance. Another caveat: Now might not be a good time to join the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Board.

What's up with this: Anyone have any idea why Rep. Artur Davis abstained from voting on a resolution recognizing Hawaii's fifty years of statehood? We can at least rule out the possibility he's a "birther."