Apr 182016

Dear Governor Bentley,

I’m sad to say I’ve long since given up any significant moral expectations of people who run for national office. But I do hang onto a certain (admittedly silly) sentimentality about candidates for state office. Alabama, much maligned, both fairly and unfairly, is special to me. I love my state deeply.

That is why I am so deeply embarrassed by your actions, and angered at your defiance in the face of so many calls for your resignation.

The apologies you have made are insufficient. Although contrition that coincides precisely with exposure is already suspect, yours is made all the more hollow by your continued refusal to leave.

Your wan defense of claiming your actions were legal, even if true, misses the point. Dignity and honor are bigger than the law. Through sustained poor choices, you have jettisoned yours.

I hope and pray that in the twilight of my life, I will be wiser about what matters.

It is not my place to sit in judgment of you. However, I need not do so to want you out of my house, and I do. It is time for you to go. Please resign your office immediately.

Bo Williams

 Posted by at 3:41 pm
Apr 152016

Last night I wrote about a third of this post, more or less. This morning I picked it back up and said “hey, this is sounding familiar…”

My kids know most of my stories now too. When we’re out and about and something reminds me of a memory, they finish my thought about two-thirds of the time now.

This is the 2,970th post on BoWilliams.com. I wonder how many of my memories/anecdotes are left for me to share with my kids?

I’m only 45. Is this supposed to be happening yet?

 Posted by at 11:38 am
Apr 122016

For the past several days I have envisioned a masterfully crafted post on microaggression. It would be supremely insightful, and rise to the top of search engine results far and wide. That post isn’t going to happen. Partially it’s because I’ve burned most of that oil on Facebook. And partially it’s because I don’t care […]

 Posted by at 1:31 am
Mar 022016

Mitt Romney will speak tomorrow morning about the presidential race. Indications are that it is neither an endorsement nor an announcement of his own candidacy. I like Mitt Romney. The more you learn about him, the more he impresses. He’s a kind, generous, decent man. But, as Jonah Goldberg put it: he has “an authentic […]

 Posted by at 6:25 pm
Feb 292016

Dear people who write open letters to Donald Trump supporters, I get it. I don’t like him either. But I don’t think for a moment that your melodramatic screed is infused with the genuine concern you’d like me to believe it is. Instead, I read it as passive-aggressive delight in the state of things. The […]

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