The shape of things to come?

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls to find Sessions’ replacement upon his confirmation as US Attorney General. From a novice State representative to Chief Justice Moore himself, Bentley is parading potential candidates around like beauty pageant contestants. Each day the press publishes an ever-expanding list of hopeful nominees. It seems more like a charade than a selection process. Identifying the next junior Senator from Alabama is serious business, with little in common with the spectacle it now seems to have become. Perhaps, Bentley is using the Senate interviews to line up support for the billion dollar prison bill he plans to push in a special legislative session. Perhaps it is simply to hide his real intentions. With this Governor, the only thing you know for sure is that you don’t know.
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Sine Die

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The 2016 Regular Session has been adjourned sine die, Latin for, “without day” meaning, “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing.” This may also signal the last day Michael G. Hubbard sits as Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. The brief reign of Speaker Hubbard has been cruel, dishonest and politically perverse. He has served as overlord in a vast orgy of greed and political corruption. Removing his stain from our State will require a purge inside the halls of the State House, a task that will be hard, but not impossible over time.
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Battle Brewing for Leadership of ALGOP

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The upcoming executive meeting of the ALGOP on February, 2, 2013, could become a contest for the future of the Alabama Republican Party.

At the winter meeting, current party Chief Bill Armistead will face an election challenge from Matt Fridy who has served on the GOP Executive Committee since 2002.

Fridy, a attorney and former county party chair, has received endorsements from the top GOP government leadership including Governor Bentley, Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard.
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