By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
The latest faux outrage coming from Montgomery revolves around Governor Robert Bentley’s decision to use around $1.5 million in BP settlement money to refurbish the Governor’s Beach Mansion, which is actually the Governor’s second official residence.
Built in 1960 by supporters of then-Governor George Wallace, it has served as a retreat and executive meeting place for decades. According to a 1993 report, The Tuscaloosa News called it Alabama’s Camp David, in reference to the US Presidential retreat. According to the report, “Cornelia Wallace used a Boston Whaler to water ski right off the beach. Guy Hunt played horseshoes on a tiny patch of grass there and Albert Brewer was remembered as a “mainstream American” who swam in shorts with a can of beer.”