So now there is apparently a recording of phone sex between my state’s 73-year-old sitting governor and a 43-year-old member of his staff.
No, I’m not going to listen to it. I don’t need to hear that to know it’s repulsive.
And I’ve made my position on such age-disparate relationships clear (whether adulterous or not). In short, I think that most of the time, it’s reasonable to dismiss them on their face as ridiculous.
His “apology” is defiant and insincere. And oh yes, sir: I’m quite certain you want to “move on.”
That Robert Bentley didn’t quit a year ago is only the latest instance of Bill Clinton’s greatest political legacy: never resign, because you just might survive it.
Governor Bentley married his wife in 1965. He has passed on multiple opportunities to be decent and honorable. I am, therefore, forced to conclude that he is neither.