Archive for December, 2011

December 29, 2011

As the world turns in Alabama politics another year is fast coming to a close. Dr. Robert Bentley is completing his first year as governor. He inherited a ship of state that was analogous to walking onto the deck of the Titanic. His predecessor, Bob Riley, did not do him any favors. Riley depleted every […]

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December 22, 2011

We are in the midst of the holiday season with Christmas just around the corner. However, we are also in political season. Traditionally we have held our primaries in June but earlier this year in a cost saving measure the legislature changed the date of our primary. In order to have one primary instead of […]

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December 15, 2011

The 2012 Legislative Session is looming. It begins in two months with the paramount issue being the reapportionment of their own legislative districts. All 105 House seats and all 35 Senate seats will be on the drawing board. They may have all been singing out of the same songbook last year but this issue will […]

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December 08, 2011

Continuing from last week on our study of Alabama’s former governors and their official home county determination, what we have determined is that it is that it is difficult at best to tell what constitutes their home county. We will continue with Barbour County governors since they lay claim to the most. Last week we […]

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December 01, 2011

Barbour County is known as the Home of Alabama Governors. It claims six former governors. Indeed, this is the most of any other Alabama county. The best source on the history of our governors is a book by Samuel “Skeeter” Webb and Margaret Armbrester entitled “Alabama Governors.” The authors give a brief biographical sketch of […]

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