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Meet Your New Chief Justice

by: mooncat

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 12:34:42 PM CDT

Same as the old Chief Justice.  Yeah, Roy is getting his old job back.  Did the craziness skip an election cycle, or what?

Women's rights?  Nope.

Gay rights?  Nope.

(Roy's) God in the courtroom?  Yep.

I'd like to be polite about this, but sometimes the direct way is all you have:

Is there any way the Alabama Democratic Party can legally replace Harry Lyon with a more serious candidate for this incredibly important job?  A job for which Republicans are putting forward a man who has already demonstrated his unfitness for the office?

God help us, because we're not helping ourselves here.


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Because the primary has passed, there is a way... (4.00 / 1)

the problem would be convincing Harry Lyons to drop out of the race.

If Lyons dropped out, the race would move onto the Democratic Executive Committee to select a candidate. I would love it if Sue Bell Cobb could make a triumphant return but it is highly unlikely. Maybe an interesting non-traditional candidate like Stephen Black or Michel Nicrosi would be the way to go.

I never quite understood why Sue Bell Cobb resigned (0.00 / 0)

Would the prospect of running against Roy Moore be enough to lure her back?  She wouldn't have much trouble raising money, I suspect.  Black or Nicrosi would also be interesting candidates and either would provide a stark contrast to Roy Moore.

As you say, the problem will be convincing the guy who put his name on the ballot (as he has so many times before) to take it off.

Work harder and work smarter!

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Why on earth did the Democratic party allow Lyon on the ballot? (4.00 / 1)
He is not a Democrat. And why on earth didn't the party field a credible candidate in the primary? I guess everyone assumed Chuck Malone would win going away.

The Ten Commandments Rock (4.00 / 1)
Moore said he wouldn't put the rock back. He cannot since there is an order by Judge Myron Thompson against the rock. I think Moore is crazy enough to do something like it again. His Chief of Staff was talking about prayer last night. I truly believe Sue Bell Cobb left because she couldn't take it anymore. Those conservative justices beat her into the ground. She took her retirement and left. I thought she should have kept her job and then run for governor.

Sue Bell Cobb should run as a write-in candidate (0.00 / 0)

She has an easy name to remember and spell, she did a good job as Chief Justice, and a lot of potential contributors are likely in a panic over Roy Moore's return.

That said, I never understood why she resigned.  It didn't make sense as far as running for Gov -- she would have been better off to serve out her term if she wanted to do that.  

Work harder and work smarter!

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Why? (4.00 / 1)

Why was Moore even allowed to run for a position from which he was removed for BREAKING THE LAW?  The man willingly defied higher court orders--something that HE would not have tolerated of someone else.  I will guarantee you that if anyone refused to abide by one of Moore's orders, that person would find himself or herself in jail until such time the person relented.  Moore is an embarassment, not merely to the state of Alabama but also the entire judicial system of these (secular) United States.

I would love to remind Mr Moore (he will NEVER merit any other title from me) that, by his own belief system, his God does NOT require help from a menial, minuscule, petty mortal like Moore.  And that for Moore to believe that God would ever need Moore's help to defend Him is nothing less than pure hubris (hubris, incidentally, is an exaggerated pride, and pride IS one of the seven deadly sins).  The fact that Moore can't recognize the level of his own hubris shows the man's complete inability to sit on any court.  Mr Moore--you are a mere mortal; you are NOT God.  If you want to preside over a court where religious law takes precedence over civil law, go to Iran. 

I Have A Slightly Different View... (0.00 / 0)
I share the disgust at selection of Moore as the R candidate and the dismay when looking at our Democratic candidate.

But with all respect, where was all this weeping wailing and gnashing of teeth before qualifying closed?

Why did we not get a "better" candidate to run for Chief Justice. Time? Money? Apathy? Yes, paying a hefty qualifying fee tends to get us candidates who can afford to run, not those we might like to see run. Simply, encourage those folks to run and hold BBQs, fish fries, etc to raise the qualifying fees and to develop the war chest.

The time to fix this problem is not now, it passed in January without comment.

To quote Judge Kennedy:

"Why didn't the Alabama Democratic Party ......?" This morning, take the time to look in the mirror and ask the person that is staring back at you, "Why didn't you ..........?" All of us are in the same boat, and like our Party and its Chairman, we all could stand a little improvement. So, today go back to the mirror and ask the man or woman in the mirror, what can I do NOW to support my county and State Party?

We are faced with an unpalatable choice when voting for Chief Justice in November - but we have no one to blame but ourselves.

I've got three tools in my arsenal: my voice, my wallet, and my vote.

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Sue Bell Cobb (0.00 / 0)

I'll be very happy to write in her name in November.

Question:  Is she willing to run on a write-in basis, and will she take the job if elected?

Sue Bell Cobb (4.00 / 1)
She would not take the job if elected. She hated being up there all alone. Can you blame her?

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