Archive for September, 2007

September 26, 2007

Several weeks ago I commented on the mean-spirited nature of politics today. There is a vicious, pervasive, take no prisoners, warfare mentality prevalent between the two political parties. I attributed this acrimony to the legislative and congressional districts around the country being drawn so that they are either extremely republican or extremely democratic. This makes […]

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September 19, 2007

Three Alabama political icons from the 1960’s passed away in late summer. They all three lived long lives and their memories are indelibly planted into our state’s political history. Richmond Flowers was born on Armistice Day November 11, 1918 in Dothan. He was the fourth son born to one of Dothan’s oldest families. His older […]

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September 12, 2007

Very seldom will I venture a prediction on a major race like president, especially over a year out and with each party having ten candidates openly vying for their nomination. In addition, it is the most open presidential race in my lifetime. It has been 80 years since a president was not seeking reelection and […]

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September 05, 2007

While a student at the University of Alabama I had the opportunity to intern with the Dean of Students, Dr. Joab Thomas. A few years later Dr. Thomas became President of the University and I was elected to the legislature. He invited my wife and I to sit with him at an Alabama game. We […]

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