Archive for July, 2012

July 26, 2012

As the long hot summer continues, several events have transpired that warrant mentioning. Several of you have asked if the September 18 constitutional referendum on borrowing money from the oil royalty trust fund is not approved will Gov. Bentley call a special session to address the gigantic void in the general fund budget. There will […]

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July 19, 2012

In a recent reliable poll Alabamians expressed overwhelming satisfaction with the job that our doctor governor is doing. The poll done by the Capital Survey Research Center revealed that a whopping two-thirds of Alabama voters approve of Gov. Robert Bentley’s job performance. When asked their impression of Bentley, 63% of the surveyed voters reacted favorably […]

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July 12, 2012

Most of our modern presidents have been given two terms. The mindset of not changing horses mid-stream prevails. One of the glaring exceptions was the 1992 upset of George Bush Sr. by Bill Clinton. It was the economy that caused Bush’s demise, not his underachievement. The economic state of the nation drives the vote of […]

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July 05, 2012

Recently a good friend and reader asked me about one of Alabama’s most interesting governor’s races. The 1978 gubernatorial contest was truly one of the best. My friend was curious as to where all the players on the 1978 stage are today. The 1978 race was a classic upset contest. In fact, it may very […]

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