Archive for May, 2006

May 31, 2006

The Governor’s Race is on in Alabama. It is an every four year event that we cherish and enjoy immensely. Years ago it was the biggest entertainment that our grandfathers had to look forward to for that year. There was no television, no Atlanta Braves, nothing but the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night. We […]

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May 24, 2006

As the June 6th Republican and Democratic Primaries approach I am reminded of a bygone era when primary was singular. There was one primary, the Democratic Primary, which was the election. It was the whole ball of wax. There was no Republican Primary. They chose their candidates in a convention of sorts; you could have […]

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May 17, 2006

One of the best races formulating within the GOP is the intra party Senate race between veteran Gardendale State Senator Jack Biddle and Gardendale Rep. Scott Beason. Biddle has served in the Legislature for over 30 years. He served terms in the House in the 1970’s and 80’s and was Chairman of the powerful House […]

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May 10, 2006

There is an old political adage that says “money is the mother’s milk of politics.” It is usually a true and valid maxim because the candidate with the most money usually wins. A more earthy expression might be that “money talks and anything else walks.” If these truisms exist then the primary contests for Governor […]

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May 03, 2006

The Democratic and Republican primaries are less than five weeks away. This is the first big step towards our biggest prize, the brass ring of Alabama politics, the Governor’s office. It is an eagerly anticipated spectacle that we Alabamians relish. The race usually starts four years in advance and this year is no exception. Bob […]

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