Former Governor Don Siegelman in an e-mail blast sent out his endorsement of Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks for Governor. Commissioner Sparks is engaged in a tough Democratic Primary election with US Representative Artur Davis.
Read the text of the E-mail Blast below:
For the first time ever, I am endorsing a candidate in the Alabama Democratic Primary.
I’m proud to join political leaders like Dr. Richard Arlington, Hank Sanders, Joe Reed and the Alabama Democratic Conference and New South Coalition in supporting Ron Sparks for Governor. Why?… because I know Ron’s heart is right.
Ron Sparks wants to create jobs, pay for free college scholarships for our children with our own Educational Lottery and pay for nursing home care for our seniors by taxing casinos. Ron is courageous and the hardest working man I’ve seen, well, since I was a candidate.
That would be enough but I am also disappointed in Artur Davis…Not only because he voted agaist health care and took a bunch of money from insurance companies, but Artur has taken several thousands of dollars in contributions from the very people who had me prosecuted and put in prison.
I just don’t understand who Artur really is deep inside. But I do know who Ron Sparks is and what he stands for, and I like everything I know about Ron Sparks. So, it’s for these reasons that I am supporting Ron Sparks for Governor.
Governor of Alabama 1999-2003
Me like most people have grown tired of the campaign commercial’s this year. But one ad has really caught my interest. Charley Grimsley for Alabama State Treasurer. It actually merited me going on YouTube to find it. It is overwhelming silly and the ending just made me laugh. I know he wanted to appear tough in the last clip of the Video but it just didn’t work. The silly grin with the crossed arms look just doesn’t work for Mr. Grimsley.
Mr. Grimsley, You just may have my vote so I can see what silly ad you will come up with next… Call it the entertainment factor.
Google Joins the election hype with a maplet to show you where to vote. TechCrunch reported back in September “Google will be adding to its election maps this voting season by offering a Google mapplet that will offer polling location information before the big day in November. (In case you are not sure where to go to vote).”
The Google Voting Maplet is live and working. If you don’t know your voting location then give the niffty google map service a try. If you are still having problems with information I recommend you contact your local election office.
An investigator in Alaska has reported that the “Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her power as Alaska’s governor and violated state ethics law by trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state police, a state investigator’s report concluded Friday,” according to a CNN report.
It seems that Governor’s and their Trooper Gates… Pres. Bill Clinton had his own Trooper Gate as a Former Governor. The only difference is Bill Clinton allegedly used Arkansas State Troopers in his Alleged relationship with Paula Jones. If karma and history have anything to do with scandal’s this is only the first of many scandals for the Republican Vice Presidential nominee.
The use of political power for personal gain or vengeance should not go unpunished. Though Sarah Palin may not have violated Alaska law she did violate the trust of her position. Sure it is only a report but the Starr Report was too. If Sarah Palin has the best interest of her party and the country in mind she should bow out gracefully. She would earn more respect and a second shot at a National Political life if she gracefully backed away. If not John McCain should show his true Maverick side and fire her. If not, this will mark the beginning of scandals to come.