Archive for November, 2006

November 29, 2006

When Bob Riley took office in January of 2003 he had just survived one of the most bruising gubernatorial elections in history. His razor thin margin of victory over Don Siegelman hardly gave him a mandate for major accomplishment in state government. He and Siegelman had so pulverized each other in campaign ads that most […]

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November 22, 2006

If you like politics and also enjoy a good movie I highly recommend the recently released comedy starring Robin Williams entitled “Man of the Year.” Williams plays a television talk show comedian who specializes in political commentary and satire of national politicians. His satirical comical exploits make him a wildly popular television personality. One day […]

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November 15, 2006

Even though last Tuesday was a watershed year for change on the national political scene the democratic midterm avalanche did not reach Alabama. Although we had a larger than normal turnout similar to the national trend, 50% in Alabama is of record proportions, our results revealed very little change. After the dust settled we found […]

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November 08, 2006

This week’s column puts me at a disadvantage. You have the luxury of knowing the outcome of Tuesday’s election and I do not. Newspaper deadlines dictate that this column had to be written prior to Tuesday’s results being known. However, Tuesday’s election will answer some major political questions regarding Alabama politics. Several questions have already […]

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November 01, 2006

We Alabamians enjoy our politics almost as much as we love our college football and the Governor’s race every four years is almost as eagerly anticipated as the Auburn vs. Alabama game. It is like an extra Christmas every four years. We start handicapping the possible candidates three years out and the field is usually […]

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