How Long Before Alabama’s Aging Lothario–Governor Robert Bentley–Resigns?
There is a clock ticking in Alabama. The man who loved to hold the breasts of his mistress is surely knowing the days for his term in the governor’s mansion of Alabama are coming to a close.
Governor Robert Bentley is neck deep in a political firestorm that is rocking his state following the allegations of an affair with a top aide. As all those in public life do when confronted with the breaking of marriage vows the governor denied the affair.
Well isn’t that special!
Meanwhile his senior advisor whose breasts he loved to hold–as heard about in the released secret audio recording–did resign.
And now there is vocal outpouring around the southern state for the 73-year old governor to resign, too.
At the heart of this matter are the sexually charged texts and recordings that showed the governor was having an affair two years ago. The legal part of this–the criminal part I should underscore–would be if our aging lover-boy used state resources or campaign funds to facilitate a relationship.
So why should we care about this?
Because here is one more stark reminder about conservative Republicans who run a family-oriented campaign to win election and then find it hard to keep their zipper in the upright position. At the time of the affair this man–a deacon at his Baptist church–was still married. His wife of 50 years filed for divorce from the old coot and for that this blogger gives a tip of the hat for making the correct call.
There is no way this man keeps the reins of power in Alabama. He will be out of office in short order.
He has to smell the scent of political outrage when even state lawmakers from his own Republican party say they’ll draft recall or impeachment measures. Ouch! That must sting as much as getting your willy caught up in a statewide sex scandal.