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Attorney General Troy King Resigns?

by: mooncat

Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 15:58:23 PM CDT


I just heard from a very reliable source that Troy Boy is resigning as Attorney General.  No report of King's official reason, but the unofficial reason almost certainly involves the rumors swirling around Montgomery that he was recently caught in embarassing misconduct.  The resignation may be enough to keep King's personal life out of the papers, but I don't look for him to run for governor in 2010. 

I'm almost sorry to see him go -- Troy was like a caricature of the Republican party.  Never met a death sentence he didn't like, against sexual gratification, publicity hound, etc. ... life as an Alabama blogger will be harder without Troy King. 

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Not so Fast Troy! (4.00 / 2)

Luckily us bloggers know why he resigned...so he won't be fortunate enough to keep the real reason out of the blogosphere.

I did hear yesterday from a non-media source that he was about to resign. I bet he actually likes all of the other stuff he claims to have hated as well. I'm a little surprised they haven't found any underage boys chained in his dungeon.

 I also contend that the blogosphere will suffer when Troy exits stage left. No one was as fun to hate as he was.

 



You bloggers only hated him . . . (4.00 / 2)

 

 . . . because of his high moral standards, which he not only preaches about (the State engineering), but lives!   You'll see! 



[ Parent ]
BenGoshi (4.00 / 2)
Trusted source of delicious snark.

Work harder and work smarter!

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Snark? What snark? ( nt ) (4.00 / 1)


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For the record (4.00 / 2)
This blogger doesn't know why he resigned, but this blogger would love to know why he resigned.

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.~Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D. MA)



[ Parent ]
He hasn't resigned yet. (4.00 / 2)
Y'all shouldn't jump to conclusions, I am sure there is an innocent explanation: snakebite, sliver, greco-roman wrestling, proving you are not wearing a wire,etc.....

[ Parent ]
Naked Twister? (4.00 / 4)
I understand this game is a favorite with Republicans.  Do they keep their socks on?

[ Parent ]
checking for tics (4.00 / 2)

examination for skin cancer, looking for lost ink pen



[ Parent ]
Tic Tac Toe? (4.00 / 2)


Work harder and work smarter!

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Emergency proctology? (4.00 / 1)


Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams


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Troy King's "resignation" (4.00 / 1)

Ummmmmmmmm...yes. The gay underground has long known for a long time that Troy was a man "fascinated" with "toy boys".

King is like the rest of the Repuke power structure...and that includes our codpiece sporting Occupant. Google Victor Ashe/George W Bush. It reads like a cheap sex novella. Most Repukes are...well, closet cases.



[ Parent ]
Loretta Nall has a post on Troy (4.00 / 1)

It's hilarious and, if your sensibilities aren't too sensitive, you should give it a look

She's right on target.  The problem isn't the sex, or the gay sex, or whatever kind of kinky personal habits someone in public service happens to have.  The problem is the hypocrisy. To elaborate, in case you don't see the problem, if a public servant earns a position by publicly disparaging some behavior, which he or she secretly engages in, they are subject to considerable influence -- not from the public, but from the handful of people who know about that private behavior.  In the case of the chief law enforcement officer, that influence could take the form of deciding who does and who does not get investigated and/or prosecuted.  That's very dangerous for democracy and not in the public interest one iota.

If you want to hold public office, your public positions and your private activities need to be consistent.  "Be comfortable within your own skin" is another way to say this. 



Work harder and work smarter!

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Yeah, well said Moon... (4.00 / 2)
like in Larry Craig, or maybe David Vitter,  or Mark Foley.

Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten. Cree Nation Tribal Prophecy

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Unlike Barney Frank (4.00 / 1)
As a for instance.  Or Patricia Todd.  No one can exert pressure on them because of their lifestyle -- they are open and honest with voters, which counts for a Hell of a lot, in my humble opinion.

Work harder and work smarter!

[ Parent ]
Embarassing misconduct? (4.00 / 2)

I wonder if it had something to do with sex toys?



The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.~Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D. MA)



Ummm ... (4.00 / 1)
Not the kind of toys you can't legally buy over the counter in Alabama, I'm pretty sure.

Work harder and work smarter!

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"embarrassing misconduct?" (4.00 / 2)

When it comes to Troy, everything he's said and done as AG has been embarrassing.

Will someone get a little more specific soon?  Is a "wide stance" involved?  Farm animals? Bribes?  What?



"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




Rumor has it... (4.00 / 2)

Troy's wife arrived home unexpectedly and found Troy Boy with an male assistant assisting him...

 



No police report (4.00 / 2)
No mug shot.  Not as much fun as "Wide Stance" Craig.  But if that rumor is true, you can see how resignation makes sense.  On the other hand, if it's all a big misunderstanding, expect Troy and his family to hold a press conference soon to clear the air. 

Work harder and work smarter!

[ Parent ]
Press conference would feed the fire (4.00 / 3)
Then it jumps from the blogs to the TV and newspapers. It doesn't seem to be getting any coverage other than here and locust fork.

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But surely, (4.00 / 2)
if Alabama's AG resigns.  Even the Bham news will ask "why?"

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




[ Parent ]
You'd think. (4.00 / 1)

"These aren't the droids we're looking for"

"You can go about your business"

"Move along..." 



Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams


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how 'bout (4.00 / 1)
"Round up the usual suspects!"  .... and take them to the YWCA for "interrogation."

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




[ Parent ]
Or perhaps ... (4.00 / 1)

The YMCA.

Young man, there's no need to feel down ... 



Work harder and work smarter!

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When I was in high school (4.00 / 1)
my best friend and I loved the Village People.  And had absolutely no clue there was anything even vaguely alternative about them.  We thought they were just good-looking men in costumes.

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




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Ditto (4.00 / 1)
The costumes were great and the music was fun.  I didn't get the alternative part until college.

Work harder and work smarter!

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I doubt they would have to ask (4.00 / 2)
They already know.  The operative question is "do their readers need to know?"  And they will probably decide the readers have no need to know, as they frequently do.

Work harder and work smarter!

[ Parent ]
I was referring to clearing the air (4.00 / 1)
If he resigns, it will be all over the news

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Birmingham News (4.00 / 1)
Remember - The Birmingham News not only endorsed Tyson over King in the '06 general election, it also blew the whistle on his free Atlanta Braves skybox party provided by Alabama Power.  Adn their cartoonist, Scott Stantis, never fails to lampoon him.  Now, the question is, does this just prove what a gornischt King is, or does it merely indicate the News is trying to get him out of the way of Luther Strange or Bradley Byrne?

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A male assistant? That's all? (4.00 / 2)

I would think the story would have to include an armadillo, a potted plant, and a weed-whacker to embarass Troy-boy.

Stay tuned... 



Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams


[ Parent ]
No, he's only concerned about sex toys (4.00 / 2)

Because if women have them, they might not need... men???

Leaving more men available for... what exactly?

Yes, I'm both cooking with wine.  And drinking some to.



"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




[ Parent ]
You admit to drinking wine? (4.00 / 2)
There is no future for you in Republican politics.  Deny everything, that is the route to rightwing success.

Work harder and work smarter!

[ Parent ]
Not sure (4.00 / 2)
But the line "Squeal like a Pig!" springs to mind...

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams


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To spend more time . . . (4.00 / 2)

 

 with his <u>family</u> Republican Ego.

 

 



As you can see, M'cat... (4.00 / 3)

 

 the B'Goshi has landed, deep in the heart of AL-02.

 

 



Glad you can communicate with us this time (0.00 / 0)
There's a lot of political newsmaking going on deep in the heart of AL-02.

Work harder and work smarter!

[ Parent ]
and fitting right in, it seems! (4.00 / 1)


"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




[ Parent ]
Patrick Fitzmorris and Morris Fitzpatrick? (4.00 / 2)
Oh, I'm going to hell for that...

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams


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We're here to help. (4.00 / 2)
Welcome to the Alabama Attorney General's website. We're here to assist you with your needs as much as possible...

I'm watching the AGO website to see how fast they pull his name and photo from the site. 



No Kidding! (4.00 / 3)

The message from Troy Boy on the AGO website actually includes this:

"The watch-word of the day here is fidelity - fidelity to the law, fidelity to those we serve, and fidelity to the public trust which you have placed in us."

He never said anything about fidelity to his wife or his faith.



Okay, I gonna say it... (4.00 / 1)
It sounds like the "embarrassment had something to do with him showing his ass.  If so, what the hell is new?

Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten. Cree Nation Tribal Prophecy

[ Parent ]
I know, snark is better, but BGoshi had it covered. (4.00 / 1)


Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten. Cree Nation Tribal Prophecy

[ Parent ]
got the same message this afternoon (4.00 / 1)
put a call into some folks in montgomery. something is definitely going on down there.

[ Parent ]
You mean the kind of "faith" that (4.00 / 2)

 

 uses the Lord as a campaign prop.  This kind of faith is also known as blasphemy.  See, Jay Love, e.g.

 

 



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A reliable source has told me... (4.00 / 2)
...that the Montgomery Advertiser is running a story tomorrow.  I've been expecting a resignation all day but haven't heard anything definite.

You know King wears pink lacy panties.... (0.00 / 0)

and also an official goodbye to Rule of Law! 



"The age of reason will be reborn!"

Don't blame me (4.00 / 1)

Are there any "I voted for Tyson" bumper stickers yet?

Thanks for the video music link--it was the perfect accompaniment for reading the comments!



nothing to see here folks, nothing to see (4.00 / 1)
nothing in any of today's papers. anybody got any new info?

I'm checking (4.00 / 1)
the advertiser right now.

"The age of reason will be reborn!"

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My favorite TBT (ToyBoyTroy) Story / Foreshadowing of Future Scandal (4.00 / 2)

From the Google cache of the Press Register 1/6/08:

" ...his version of "My Elusive Dreams," a tune he recorded in 1984 but never released -- until King was provided a copy by one of Cash's former producers.

King 39, rewrote a few of the song's lyrics and added his vocals to create a duet with Cash, who died in 2003 after an acclaimed music career.

King sent about 25 copies of the recording to friends and supporters as a Christmas gift. A copy of the CD was provided to the Press-Register.

King declined to comment on the recording through his chief of staff, Chris Bence. But on the CD's liner notes, King wrote, "If every man has at least one song inside him, this is mine!"

 

Enough said.



Actually, one more thing. (4.00 / 1)
I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning. It smells like...victory.

[ Parent ]
move along folks (4.00 / 1)
nothing to see here. nothing at all

[ Parent ]
Montgomery Advertiser yet to confirm story (4.00 / 2)
Sources at the Montgomery Advertiser say that they have been sitting on the story for a couple of weeks.  They're working the story fast and furiously but won't run until they get official confirmation due to possible exposure to a lawsuit from King.  Their sources tell them that Troy King was caught in a compromising situation with a male aide at King's home by his wife.  The Montgomery Advertiser is trying to determine who King would submit his resignation to - is it Gov. Bob Riley?  A press release from King's office stated that he was supposed to be in Mobile yesterday (Wednesday).  The Mobile-Register is working the story as well.  Other sources say that he's at Point Clear in Fairhope attending the District Attorney's conference. 

He was not at Point Clear (4.00 / 2)

However as I was told, Troy and the District Attorney's have no love for each other based on that ordeal from last year. So it is no surprise that they did not see him. Yet, he is very close to Victim Services Organization and shows up for all of their events which he did not yesterday.

There was no chatter at the DA's conference yesterday about this though.



[ Parent ]
Many / most of the DAs in Alabama (4.00 / 3)

 

 are smart, savvy, battle-hardened attorneys.  I've known and have sparred with, argued against, compromised with and called many of them friends, and adversaries.  

 Such people generally tend to take a dim, dim view of none-too-intelligent brats who politically wheedle their way into higher office.

 

 



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DAs don't hold Troy in high esteem (4.00 / 3)

That became painfully obvious in last year's dust-up when King removed DA Robby Owens from a case.

A statement from the Alabama District Attorneys Association, regarding Troy King's action in that case:

[T]he Attorney General has seen fit to wrongfully lash out at this respected district attorney who has been prosecuting criminals most of his adult life. This Attorney General, not having one time stood in the pit, in front of a jury and judge, in the presence of a victim's and defendant's family members, in front of his God, to ask that a life be taken, now feels qualified to declare that a prosecutor who has done so many, many times has now "shirked" his responsibility and is in league with the murderer himself. To publicly assert that District Attorney Owens was in anyway deficient in his responsibilities to his constituents and the victims' families is unfair, disingenuous and, quite frankly, sickening.



Work harder and work smarter!

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You know, when DAs . . . (4.00 / 2)

 

 . . . who, as a species, are daily accused of "grandstanding",  come together to say some inexperienced man-child AG is, himself, a "sickening" grandstander, then what's that say about said man-child???

 

 



[ Parent ]
Can't help his case with DA's (4.00 / 2)
that he never tried a case before being appointed AG

[ Parent ]
A slap in the face to the entire legal community. (0.00 / 0)

 

  . . .  and the State of Alabama.

 

 



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Why did Bob Riley pick Troy? (0.00 / 0)

He was Bob Riley's legal advisor at the time of his appointment:

Professional Experience:
Legal Advisor, Governor Bob Riley, 2003-2004
Assistant Attorney General, 1999-2003
Deputy Executive Secretary, 1997-1999
Acting Executive Secretary, 1997
Deputy Legal Advisor, 1995-1997
Legal Advisor, 1995.

That experience looks pretty thin to be made Attorney General for the state of Alabama.  I've been told that Rob Riley has a lot of influence on appointments, especially those of people in his generation.  Were Troy and Rob school chums or anything? 



Work harder and work smarter!

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Different Generations (4.00 / 2)

 

 King is a mystery.  Reilly's actually had more-or-less good cabinet picks.  It was Reilly who got caught in the crosshairs of the Christian (sic) Coalition for proposing to do something rather Christian in the first year of his first term:  ending Alabama's horrifically regressive tax system.  Reilly's a Republican through-and-through, but he's not a jingoist or loony-toon; King's both, and more. 

 So, yes, I'm surprised Reilly can stand to be in the same room as King, let alone take any advice from such a craven chucklehead.

 

 



[ Parent ]
he was (4.00 / 1)
at blockbuster video in montgomery last night.

Renting or returning? (0.00 / 0)
Do I even want to know what?

Work harder and work smarter!

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upon being appointed AG Troy King had never tried a case (4.00 / 2)

If Larry Darby didn't get 40% of the vote in the primary, John Tyson would have had a much better chance in the General a

nd

Larry Darby (4.00 / 1)
An embarrassment for the Democratic party.  Tyson would have been a very competent and fair (he goes after both Dems and Reps) Attorney General.  Not so Troy King, who prosecutes more Democrats.

Work harder and work smarter!

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Wife caught him in gay affair? (0.00 / 0)

Who cares if he's gay?  Who cares if he had an affair?  Remember the President we impeached who had an affair with an intern & lied about it?  He didn't leave office.  Some people are gay.  Some gays have "beards" aka wives...  I have no idea why Jim McGreevy stepped down and neither should Troy!!!



2-Sided Mouth Talking (4.00 / 2)
It's not because he's gay or experimenting or whatever.  It's because he's blankety-blank, blank hypocrite.

"The age of reason will be reborn!"

[ Parent ]
Troy King NOT resigning. (4.00 / 1)

So says Danny at Doc's Political Parlor.  His sources are "GOP power broker Steve (pee in a jar) Windom and "Chris Brown who has worked with King".

 Here is a direct quote from State GOP Communications director Philip Bryan:

 State GOP Communications Director Philip Bryan tells the Parlor, “I haven’t heard any plans that he is going to resign.”

 



The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.~Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D. MA)



That's interesting... (4.00 / 1)
...because my sources tell me that the state GOP is pressuring King to resign.

[ Parent ]
Official Statement from Troy King's Chief of Staff (4.00 / 2)

I spoke to Chris Bence today.  He said that he was not "confirming or denying" anything.  His official statement was "We do not respond to rumors".

My father, a Democrat and powerful criminal defense attorney who was also the attorney for the Republican state party in Illinois, always advised "Deny, deny, deny".  

Perhaps Mr. Bence knows Scott McClellan's literary agent.



 

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