The sheriff seems to forget that there were witnesses to the hand-off of the Key Logger software in the Falkville Fire Department. Your informant and my grandson has told the truth. You folks royally screwed up. Why? Desperation, obsession, greed, fear, and delusional dreams that Franklin has the support to win reelection for Sheriff of Morgan County. It is a pity that these so called law enforcement officers are far worse than any criminal they have put in jail.
Go ahead and say what you will. You are not changing anybody's mind. Again delusional hopes that you are not about to lose your ability to make a living. Delusional......
Court must reassess Robert Bentley's 'community service'
Alabama courts need to reassess former Gov. Robert Bentley's punishment.
Community service? As a doctor? Providing dermatological care to the poor?
Holy Hippocrates, I don't know.
This guy looks at a malignancy and sees a morning glory. He finds a rash and smells a rose.
Robert Bentley doesn't need to be providing medical care as a "community service."
He needs to get some for himself.
Bentley was forced to plead guilty to two misdemeanors and leave office in disgrace after more than a year of personal and statewide humiliation spurred by his infidelity, his unconvincing denials, his abuses of power to cover it up and his unwavering arrogance.
And this week, in an interview with WVTM, he reminded all of Alabama why the state is better off without him.
Maybe that's a community service by itself.
Bentley on Tuesday called himself the "best governor Alabama's ever had by far."
Which, if true, is the saddest thing I ever heard about Alabama. But it's not true. He is not even the best governor this year. And it's not that Gov. Kay Ivey has set the world on fire in her first 100 days. But she has set about de-Bentlifying Bama, and that is a Herculean task.
Of course Bentley's bravado - he was saying the same thing on his way to cut his exit deal with prosecutors, by the way - put the Twitterers to Twittering.
Bentley's own words were almost as comical.
"We got so much accomplished," he told the Birmingham TV station. "Had people just left us alone, Alabama would have been better off. They took advantage of some personal things and tried to get rid of me. There's a lot more to this."
Which all boils down to:
I'd have gotten away with it, too. If it wasn't for those meddling kids.
But he was right about one thing. There is a lot more to this.
There's the way he used state law enforcement officers to threaten people he thought knew about recordings and other evidence of the affair. There's the way he did everything he could, using the mantle of his office, to cover up the affair. There's the way he treated his wife of 50 years. There's the way he used state cars and planes to carry out the relationship, and so much more.
There's the way he was so absorbed with his personal romance that he could not see his standing in the state slip.
There is the way he lost his grip on reality.
It is not a "community service" to perform medicine on the poor. It's a liability.
Let him be a greeter at a welcome station.
Hi, I'm the best governor ever!
Let him stand on the corner of S. Union and Washington Avenue in Montgomery - right there between the Capitol and the State House -- as a reminder of what happens when you let the perception of power go to your head.
But at this point, frankly, I don't care much about his punishment. He's gone. He's over. He's out.
We ought not force him to give medical care to Alabamians. We ought to help him get some.