- 7:00 AM – Candidate for State House (HD-20) Frances Taylor
- 7:30 AM – Gangta Rapper Candidate for Treasurer Young Boozer
At 8AM I will do something no one in this town has done in a long time… in depth political reporting.
Troy King is a joke…
He got bitch-slapped by the Alabama Supreme Court.
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled today (.pdf) that Attorney General Troy King has no authority over Governor Bob Riley’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling.
In so doing, the Court answered two questions:
- Can the governor authorize legal and law-enforcement action without the approval of the attorney general or local district attorneys? (yes)
- Does the attorney general have the right to assume control of legal and law-enforcement actions initiated by the governor? (no)
But here’s how the Court worded it:
…we hold that the actions of the attorneys and other officers authorized by Governor Riley to act in this case are not “nullities,” despite the lack of approval by the Attorney General and the District Attorney, and that the Attorney General may not take over or countermand the litigation efforts of those officers in either the trial court or in this Court. The counsel authorized by the Governor have the right to represent the State in this case and to see it through to completion.
He then claims he is “washing his hands of bingo issues“…
Alabama Attorney General Troy King said Monday he is pulling out of the legal dispute over electronic bingo and leaving it to Gov. Bob Riley, who won a state Supreme Court ruling saying King can’t take control of the governor’s gambling task force.
King was disappointed by Friday’s ruling, which he said was a blow to the authority of his office. But he said he would abide by it.
“Accordingly, the Office of Attorney General will immediately turn over to the governor all bingo matters,” King said in a statement.
He is getting destroyed by Luther Strange in the polls…
The independent poll was commissioned by Montgomery-based Public Strategy Associates and conducted May 10-11 by Baselice & Associates, an Austin, Texas-based polling firm.
The poll also showed Luther Strange with a substantial lead over incumbent Troy King in the Republican primary race for attorney general, with Strange at 50 percent of the vote and King at 25 percent.
And he is running ridiculous ad blaming Luther Strange for the oil spill…
Obama to bail out unions next?
A Democratic senator is introducing legislation for a bailout of troubled union pension funds. If passed, the bill could put another $165 billion in liabilities on the shoulders of American taxpayers.
The bill, which would put the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation behind struggling pensions for union workers, is being introduced by Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), who says it will save jobs and help people.
What will Parker Griffith do?
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