Sunday, June 05, 2005

Also, she loves Mom and apple pie

As she launches her run for Alabama governor in 2006, Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley wants everyone who reads The Tuscaloosa News to know that she's "prepared [her]self to be qualified for the job." And that she's been both a "single mother" and a "successful Realtor." And, because it can't be emphasized enough, that she once was "a poor little country girl growing up on the farm."

For what it's worth, a political science professor says Baxley, who would be the state's first female governor who wasn't a stand-in for George Wallace, likely would receive strong electoral support from women. Part of political science professors' job description is to be quoted saying things you know intuitively.


Blogger Marlin Caddell said...

In all honesty, I just can't see Alabama electing a female governor right now.

The first and only female governor Alabama has ever seen had a tie or two to Wallace (mainly like being married to the guy.)

Frankly, I just don't know if she could win the Democratic primary. I don't know if the party would be willing to throw its support around her, especially if Siegelman runs again.

I could see a Riley/Siegelman rematch before I could see Riley/Baxley.

Of course, for all political junkies the Moore/Siegelman match would be pretty interesting.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

As a former governor, Don Siegelman would be the favorite in the Democratic primary were it not for his indictment last year -- the charges were dismissed, but that doesn't necessarily rehabilitate his image -- and the Montgomery grand jury investigation that's still looming.

Those factors make (or at least should make) Baxley a likelier nominee if the Democrats actually care about winning the governor's race in 2006.

1:40 PM  

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