Archive for May, 2007

May 23, 2007

There is an old saying that when spring is in the air a young man’s interest turns to love, but in Alabama politics a good many people’s interests turn to politics. It is like a sport in Alabama to start speculating on and handicapping the potential candidates for the next Governor’s race. Although it is […]

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May 16, 2007

Many of you seemed to enjoy my story about Miss Mittie last week and her legendary prowess as the oracle of Goat Hill. She was such a peculiar looking sight in her floor length black dress and hat, always knitting and never looking up. It was like she had eyes in the top of her […]

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May 09, 2007

Whenever I travel in Alabama I am always asked to retell the story of Miss Mittie. It has been two years since this column appeared but by popular demand, here goes the story of Miss Mittie. As a youngster I spent my summers working as a Page in the State Legislature. It was an invaluable […]

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May 02, 2007

In observing the ebb and flow of the Legislature during this first session of this four-year cycle, it occurs to me that things are very much status quo and basically a mirror image of the previous quadrennium. It is pretty much the same song, second verse. The House works in precision predictable form like a […]

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