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Mason Resigns, Opinions Differ

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Only 48 hours after declaring she had no intentions of leaving her position as Gov. Robert Bentley’s senior advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason has resigned, saying she will focus on her children and husband. “My only plans are to focus my full attention on my precious children and my husband, who I love dearly.”

Under continuing media scrutiny, an on going investigation, and rumors of more bombs dropping on the Bentley administration, a current and former Bentley staffer see Mason’s resignation very differently.

“She will still be running the show, she’ll just be doing it from T-town,” said a current staffer, “she is not going home baking cookies for the kids and snuggle on the sofa with hubby dearest.”

A former staff member, once close to Mason and Bentley, thinks there is a different dynamic at play. “She has broken all ties with Bentley. This means she has either turned State’s evidence, or is going to claim sexual harassment.”

In her press statement, Mason said she would no longer be paid from Bentley’s campaign, and would cut ties with the Governor’s 501(c)4 organization, Alabama Council For Excellent Government.

Mason’s husband Jon was bunkered at the couple’s Tuscaloosa home after the announcement, according to a report by WVTM Birmingham. Reporter Chip Scarborough tweeted, “Jon Mason told me their attorney has advised them not to speak on-camera at this time, since there is an ongoing ethics investigation.”

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Mason is represented by the highly respected, Montgomery-based attorney, Bobby Segall.

Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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