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I have never liked Roy Moore. Whatever common political ground I have with him has always been far overshadowed by his ignorance and boorish behavior.
I was, nevertheless, prepared to vote for him in the December 12 special election. Chances are excellent that President Trump will nominate another Supreme Court justice, and despite my differences with Trump, I thought he made a fine choice in Neil Gorsuch. The Senate is close; whatever else Moore would be, he’d be a reliable Republican confirmation vote; there you go. Distasteful, but there’s a defensible path through the position.
With the accusations of Leigh Corfman and three other women, however, I will not be voting for Roy Moore. Bluntly, I find his accusers credible, and his “alleged” actions inconsistent with human decency. My alternate-reality girlfriend Katherine Timpf is quite persuasive and instructive in this matter. I also like what David French has to say about faith in God.
Moore needs to be quiet and stay away from nice people. That’d be a good to-do list for the rest of his life.
Democratic opponent Doug Jones seems like a fine fellow, and certainly someone you’d rather have lunch with. However, despite his encouraging rhetoric about compromise and reaching across the aisle, I find nothing on his web site to indicate he’d be anything but a down-the-line Democrat in office.
We need a write-in candidate who is well-known and uncontroversial. State Senator Arthur Orr, on our friendly neighborhood agitator Dale Jackson‘s show, floated Bob Riley. I voted for Riley twice, and I could easily write him in. I think many Alabamians could. Alas, as I type it is only a month until the vote, and we need organization right now. It would logically fall to the Alabama GOP to execute such a plan. However, as they’re the same feckless navel-gazers who gave us Roy Moore, I wouldn’t invest much hope in such.
So there’s not much chance of a satisfactory ending here, kids. Jones or Moore will win.
Perhaps we couldn’t expect any more in the year of Trump and Bentley.
Urcel Staples, a retired Department of Homeland Security agent, will give a talk/Q&A at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Thursday, November 16, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Conference Training Center (Exhibit Hall) on the UAH campus. Sponsored by the North Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force and the UAH Office of Diversity and […]
Going back to standard time got you down? Sure, it’s an extra hour of sleep, but who’s going to deal with that stupid stove clock? Or your car? Well, I’m here to help. If you are within a 25-mile radius of Huntsville, Alabama, I will come to your clocks and set them all properly for […]
Me too. Really. I actually have been sexually harassed, twice that I can remember. However, neither time caused me particular angst. I think that’s because when you’re a man, it’s entirely reasonable to believe it’s an isolated incident. I said “yeah, whatever” and that was it. Mostly, women don’t have that luxury. Women can reasonably expect […]