When someone tells you to trust them at a certain juncture… that probably means they have given you several reasons to not trust them. Just like our state’s politicians.
So, what is the punchline after the “read more tag?” There really isn’t one. I think just by naming Governor Bentley by name is joke enough. Since we will soon know him as Inmate XXXXXX (aren’t inmates assigned a 6 digit number, I guess he can ask Siegelman.)
Campaigning on Ethics
Do you remember Robert Bentley’s campaign? I do. I remember he campaigned on job creation and moral standards.
He made a promise to not collect a paycheck until we got unemployment to 5.2%. We got exactly what we paid for.
He has also shown high moral standards… or something like that.
Since he has been in office, he had an affair, got a divorce, is now possibly going to be indicted for campaign ethics charges, AND turned down support for a proposal to end abortion in Alabama!
How is this the moral high ground?
So, he opposes same-sex marriage… while ruining his own. So, he doesn’t take a salary… because he was violating laws to move money around from his campaign funds to quite possibly pay for an affair!
Why cast stones?
If someone campaigns on the grounds that they are going to do something and then do the opposite, it makes them a liar. I cannot judge Bentley for lying… I, however, can serve on the jury that does.
In all seriousness, I expected all of this. It really isn’t that surprising to me. Because typically when we see candidates talk about their moral superiority they turn out to be just like all of the others.
This is why our politicians need to have a plan. Then stick to the plan. We get caught up too easily in the weeds… and stray from our moral path.
Thanks for your support