Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hats Off to Pamela Casey

At least two of us here at Shoalanda and several of our readers met Pamela L. Casey last July while she was working as special state prosecutor in the Keith McGuire rape trial in Lauderdale County. Pamela has just taken the first step toward becoming Blount County's newest District Attorney with 38% of the votes in the Republican Primary.

Pam will face the runner up in the July 13th runoff. If any Blount County voters should be reading this blog, take note of Miss Casey--she's going places in Alabama politics.


Our friend Don Spurlin came in second in the District 9 State Senate race. If you live in the Albertville area, be sure to check out Don's vision for his district before the runoff; we think you'll like him.


Republicans outnumbered Democrats in last week's primary by 33% to continue a trend in the making since 2002. Yet, many in Northwest Alabama still claim the Democratic mantle. Yea, some are even proud of it.

It's rare that we agree with the blog Left in Alabama, and today was certainly not one of those times. These staunch Dems called for the abolition of not just Jefferson Davis' Birthday as a state holiday, but the Federal celebration of Columbus Day as well.

I'm pretty sure Paul Bryant didn't invent football, but he did popularize it at a time interest in the sport was flagging. Similarly, Christopher Columbus may not have discovered the Americas, but he did create worldwide interest in the Western Hemisphere.

If we don't remember history, we are doomed to repeat it. It may not always be pretty, but it's ours--let's celebrate it.