Archive for December, 2010

December 31, 2010

Bradley Byrne made his announcement for governor looking down Dexter Avenue at the AEA building and attacking Dr. Hubbert’s omnipotent control of Alabama government. He threw down the gauntlet and declared that the dethroning of King Hubbert would be the hallmark of his tenure as governor. This was like waving a red flag in front […]

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December 24, 2010

As the Republican field for governor began to formulate almost two years ago, the players crystallized early in the game. They all figured that the winner of the GOP primary would have a cakewalk to the Governor’s office because they assumed that an aloof, intellectual, mild-mannered, Harvard educated, African American congressman named Artur Davis would […]

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December 17, 2010

For the next three weeks I will chronicle and analyze this year’s governor’s race. As is usually the case, the 2010 Alabama Governor’s Race began two years prior to the event. By mid 2009 the field was fundamentally set. All of the horses had made their decisions and intentions known and were in the chute […]

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December 10, 2010

Gov. Bob Riley has called a Special Session of the Legislature to pass ethics reform legislation. The major issues expected to be addressed include prohibiting the transfer of campaign money between political action committees, which essentially hides the original source of campaign contributions. This practice of PAC to PAC money laundering has rendered our campaign […]

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December 03, 2010

Now that the dust has settled on the November 2nd General Election and we have had four weeks to let the results permeate, my perceptions and conclusions remain the same. The Republican tidal wave that engulfed Alabama was more like a tsunami. The devastation was so pervasive and devastating that it probably changed the political […]

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