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Dr. Robert Bullard
Environmental Justice Movement Founder

Monday, September 19, 2011

Governor Bob Riley-- WKRG Interview September 2011

Former Governor Bob Riley just cannot resist telling us all how wonderful he is and milking his near death experience for all it's worth.

At the 19:55 mark he's asked about becoming the first Alabama governor in history to become a state lobbyist.


Contrast and compare his recent words with what Riley had to say in 2009 about the "special interests who have ruled over a rotten system for years." He's now among the ranks of those special interest players who incidentally, despite Riley's call for it, does not have to report any amounts he spends on legislators while lobbying for his own clients.

Well, they were Riley's rules passed in December 2010 weren't they?




If Mr. Riley violates any of his own rules, like he did with a PAC to PAC transfer in March of 2011, who's going to make certain he complies? Can we count on the Ethics Commission and the legislature to enforce the laws against the creator of them?

With praise like this coming from the Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard on Riley's new gig, the chances are slim to none:
Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, leader of the state House of Representatives, said, "There has been no greater champion for education reform and economic development than Bob Riley, and I'm glad to know he'll continue to be an advocate for moving Alabama forward in those areas." 
The more things change the more they remain the same in Alabama politics--we just find different words to justify turning wrong then into still wrong now.
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6 comments:

  1. i'myourhuckleberrySeptember 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Are you offering a prize for the closest guess to the amount of times he sighs in the interview?
    What a maroon!

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  2. Oh come on now WKRG let's call the brush with death his sidestep of taking the stand in the Bingo trial under penalty of perjury!!!!!!
    Those lawyers would have ripped him apart and he knows it.

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  3. He's kind of like Herpes isn't he? The gift no one wants conceived in a fit of passion that never goes away.

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  4. All it takes for anyone to look at the state of the state to see the damage that was Bob Riley's reign.
    Why can't he just go away? Mississippi needs another Guv soon don't they?
    They did the same damn thing when Haley ran back to his lobbyist roots after a no go presidential bid.
    Once a tool, always a tool.

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  5. This man ought to be in jail.
    He's a rotten crook who has gotten away with fleecing Alabama for years and no good is going to come from his lobbying efforts that won't continue to benefit him before anything else.
    Really Bob? You want to go ride around in California next? Please go as soon as you can.
    And stay there.

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  6. Who ever believes his fairy tale about the wreck should be on anti-psychotic medication pronto.

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