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My state is an embarrassment.
« on: April 10, 2017, 11:37:10 am »
http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2017/04/alabama_gov_robert_bentley.html#incart_breaking

It Is becoming clear that Robert Bentley will not last the week as governor.

Sources in Montgomery say his lawyers have been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor.

Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday.

Bentley has been under fire for the better part of the year but pressure over the last several days has mounted to untenable heights.

The Alabama Ethics Commission last week found reason to believe he committed four crimes, all of them felonies.

If he agrees to a deal it is thought he will have to plead to at least a misdemeanor.

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 11:50:04 am »
Some really gifted politicians do the same thing this guy is accused of, but they do it in a more subtle way, perhaps.  Why be embarrassed by him?  Look at the ridiculous shenanigans of some of the pols from New York, Massachusetts, etc.  Think how embarrassed Bentley must be.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 11:56:28 am »
Some really gifted politicians do the same thing this guy is accused of, but they do it in a more subtle way, perhaps.  Why be embarrassed by him?  Look at the ridiculous shenanigans of some of the pols from New York, Massachusetts, etc.  Think how embarrassed Bentley must be.

Because all in one year we have had our Chief Justice removed from office, our House Majority Leader convicted, a past governor in jail, and now this. 

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 02:30:27 pm »
Some really gifted politicians do the same thing this guy is accused of, but they do it in a more subtle way, perhaps.

??? Grabbing crotches and bragging about it comes to my mind.  At least with the governor it was consensual.  It wasn't rape.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 02:42:39 pm »
Well that is not rape but more like sexual assault. Still wrong.

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 03:54:00 pm »
The power of political office will bring out the worst and best in people.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 10:40:03 pm »
Well is he guilty.?

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 03:39:27 pm »
Must have been. He resigned and plead guilty to some things.

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 06:13:20 pm »
Resigned, but it sounded like retirement statement.  Has three brass ones.
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 10:08:04 pm »
The governor is a disgrace.  Just like our 42nd president was.

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 11:08:07 am »
Resigned, but it sounded like retirement statement.  Has three brass ones.

He sure did. I am not sure there was a real apology in there.

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 01:50:03 pm »
People have sex.  Powerful people, even in a small pond, attract folks who want to grab a piece  :wink:

of the power.

Some of our "greatest" pols have done this and in the past, it's been ignored.  Kennedy comes immediately to mind. 

While the guys always get the blame for this, the predatory women who want to bask in a bit of power should not be excused.
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 03:43:52 pm »
People have sex.  Powerful people, even in a small pond, attract folks who want to grab a piece  :wink:

of the power.

Some of our "greatest" pols have done this and in the past, it's been ignored.  Kennedy comes immediately to mind. 

While the guys always get the blame for this, the predatory women who want to bask in a bit of power should not be excused.

I agree. Women tend to like money and power for some reason and lets be honest men do also. That woman knew what she was doing. She was not going after a 70 year old for his looks.

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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2017, 07:23:30 pm »
Some people who should know say his resignation speech sounded like she wrote it.
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2017, 09:27:22 am »
Some people who should know say his resignation speech sounded like she wrote it.

I hope not