Sunday, June 19, 2005

Seriously, he's still in charge

Lots of Alabama Republicans, if you hadn't noticed, don't much like the Alabama Education Association or its executive director, Paul Hubbert. To eliminate any lingering uncertainty on that point, the state party's executive committee, a political group, on Saturday approved a resolution to blast the AEA's "politicization of Alabama education." Hubbert, ever the realist, observed, "You don't take politics out of anything that spends public dollars."

The Birmingham News reports that the committee also pondered a resolution "suggesting that candidates who take AEA money might jeopardize their chances to run as a Republican," but practical considerations left that one destined to fail on a voice vote. After all, according to Hubbert's estimates, about 90 percent of GOP legislators have taken AEA contributions in the past, and 10 to 12 already have called the group about money for 2006.


Anonymous Kathy said...

Too bad they don't blast Roy Moore's and the Christian Coalition's politicization of education in Alabama. I'm not holding my breath for that.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Roy Moore threatens me a helluva lot less than the U.S. Government. Have y'all seen THIS yet, from the Birmingham News?

How the hell can they get away with this?

1:46 AM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

The comments dialog box got in the way and covered the link. Let me just give you a link to my post on the subject today and you can click on the link inside the post. Sorry...

1:47 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

GTL, the Census Bureau has collected that kind of information on its long forms for years, if I remember correctly. I think it's for statistical sampling purposes. The advent of the Patriot Act admittedly lends it a bit of an ominous air, though.

12:55 PM  

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