Friday, September 4, 2015

Our Tax Dollars Supported Affair?

There's an old saying that you can't legislate morality. True, but you can legislate moral behavior. Yet morals and ethics are somewhat different.

No matter what you think of the Governor of Alabama having an affair/committing adultery/getting a little on the side, the salient point in this whole debacle is that he apparently used our tax dollars
to facilitate his affair. This in a state where money is either so scarce or so misused that a tax on soft drinks was actually recently proposed.

Pundits in Montgomery are saying Robert Bentley will soon resign. Will he? If he does, it may not just be about the misuse of tax dollars, but because his young squeeze was being paid by those who sought his ear. That's why ethics courses discuss “pillow talk” and how to avoid that pitfall.

If Bentley is guilty of what he's being accused, then he needs to resign pronto. Kay Ivey may not want to be the next governor of Alabama, but we have every confidence she can run the affairs of state as well as our current Republican leader.


A faithful reader recently referred to Bentley as “Skeletor.” It's been some time since we've seen an episode of He-Man, but we remember him as being better looking...


1 comment:

  1. Whats the big deal, while mayor, Jordan circumvented state bid laws letting contracts to Libbylewinsky's employer, Tomlinson/Sims in an effort to woo her, nobody raised an eyebrow. When she got her current job nobody raised an eyebrow, even though she has no formal education in art history, public history, business, or education. By the way, these are the preferred credentials of her support staff per the city's job discription. So why don't we clean up our on mess before worrying about Bentley's.