Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Governor Riley - What about Michael Scanlon?

Vanessa Burnside reports in today's The Randolph Leader "Governor promises widening of 431" yet I'm a touch confused on how Alabama's Governor can claim credit for this activity on a U.S. highway. Also, the article says the county was forced to hire a lobbyist to get the work done. I suggest Mike Rogers, Richard Shelby, and Jeff Sessions might have accomplished this sans lobbying. Also, the reporting stated, "The governor pointed out that no story of scandal has appeared in the news regarding anyone in his administration." Though not currently in Montgomery, a former press secretary tied in with Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay and now convicted of bribery named Michael Scanlon has given $100,000 to four PACs that contributed heavily to the Governor in 2002. While Alabama law unfortunately allows deniability Bob Riley might not be perfectly clean. Peace ... or War!