Archive for January, 2007

January 31, 2007

Alabama has never really played much of a role in selecting the candidates that are the Democratic or Republican Party’s nominees for President. We have historically pretty much taken a backseat when it comes to Presidential politics.

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January 24, 2007

One of the things that is obvious to astute observers of the political system is how pervasive the abuse of PAC to PAC campaign contributions has proliferated. Just when you thought it could not get any worse it has this past year. In order to have any semblance of a campaign disclosure law in Alabama, […]

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January 17, 2007

Last week’s organizational session of the Legislature played out with as much drama as expected. A few weeks ago it was an understatement when I suggested to you that it was anybody’s guess what the final result of the battle for control of the State Senate would yield. It remained a mystery up until the […]

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January 10, 2007

George Wallace was a product of rural Alabama and came of age during the Great Depression. Alabamians who knew the Depression days are dwindling every year, much like our treasured World War II Veterans. Tom Brokaw was right when he called them the “Greatest Generation.” They made our country great.

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January 03, 2007

As the dust settles on the old year and we begin the new I will share a few political observations from the 2006 election year. First of all I was amazed at the accuracy of the polling data. In my years of following politics I have never seen such amazing prognostications on the Alabama political […]

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