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Rep. Barry Mask - It's a Great Deal If You Can Get It

by: mooncat

Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 13:49:00 PM CDT

Barry MaskHere's a little tidbit that came out during Rep. Barry Mask's (R,HD31) testimony in the Alabama bingo trial.

Steve Windom (yes, the guy with the jug) lobbies for the Poarch Creek Tribe.  The Poarch Creek Indian casino is in Rep. Mask's district.  Barry Mask gets "$10,000 to $50,000 a year from Steve Windom" in referral fees for a client he sent to Windom back in 2004.  That's a heck of a cushy way to get big payments for no current effort. 

Great deal for Rep. Mask, and I'm sure it has nothing to do with his opposition to any form of legal non-tribal gambling.

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And now for another word from the Windom family ...

by: PubliusIX

Fri Jun 13, 2008 at 00:52:45 AM CDT

(Was this the moment when the Alabama Senate started its long downhill slide? - promoted by mooncat)

Remember former Lt. Governor Steve Windom?  The onetime Clinton convention delegate who suddenly decided he was a conservative Republican when he wanted to run statewide?  (That was before he racked up a whopping 18% against Bob Riley in the GOP gubernatorial primary - "Landslide Bob" didn't need a Baldwin County recount in that one!)  Well, in case you haven't noticed, his wife, Mary Windom, an assistant to Troy "Le Roi" King, is the GOP nominee for Place 2 on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, against Aimee Cobb Smith.  This sounds like as good a reason as any to commemorate the - well, almost tenth, anniversary of that most memorable moment of the Windom Lieutenant Governorship!

 In case you don't remember it, or never got to see it, enjoy the famous video of Windom answering the call of nature while sitting in the Senate chair, afraid to micturate in a more traditional locale lest those mean old Democrats actually take a roll call vote and remove his self-awarded dictatorial (no  pun intended) powers.  Without further ado, our video of the unforgettable moment (mercifully, sans audio):

Alabama Lt Gov Steve Windom Urinating in the Senate Chamber

(I hope you don't mind, but I embedded it here -- mooncat.) 

(Mooncat, no prob - I tried to and for some reason it didn't take, so I put the link in. Maybe Twinkle Undress has been hacking my computer. - Pub. IX)


I can only urge you to share this video with anyone who may be tempted to vote for Mrs. Windom, so they can realize what a fine Southern family they are heloing promote!

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John Goff Wants To Testify Before Congress

by: mooncat

Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 23:55:16 PM CST

Another tale of a political vendetta in Alabama, this time involving insurance executive John Goff:

Goff expects to be invited to appear before a House of Representatives subcommittee to tell his story. At the same time, his attorneys have appealed to the Justice Department to investigate his claims of a conspiracy and to call-off federal prosecutors who they believe are trying to indict Goff as part of a political vendetta.

It's worth watching this case if only because Leura Canary is involved here, too.  

Meanwhile, two of Goff's attorneys, Thomas T. Gallion, III and Donald R. Jones, Jr., both of Montgomery, have written a 14-page letter to newly confirmed U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey. The letter asks the Justice Department to remove U.S. Attorney Leura Canary of the Middle District of Alabama, and anyone working under her direction from the ongoing federal investigation of Goff "because of her fatal and inescapable conflict of interest."

Gov. Bob Riley and former Lt. Governor Steve "the Jug" Windom are among the defendants named in Goff's suit alleging "a conspiracy to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from Goff and [attempt] to steal Goff's multi-million dollar business and destroy him financially."  From the Montgomery Advertiser:

Goff has sued Riley and others, accusing them of retaliation because he reported an alleged shakedown attempt by two men close to former Republican Lt. Gov. Steve Windom. Goff said the retaliation caused the collapse of one of his insurance companies.

The Riley administration, Windom and his associates have all denied wrongdoing.

Goff lawyer Thomas T. Gallion III of Montgomery said he has discussed the investigation with federal prosecutor Stephen P. Feaga.

"They're going to indict him," Gallion said.

Louis Franklin, criminal division chief in U.S. Attorney Leura G. Canary's office in Montgomery, said he cannot confirm or deny that Goff is under investigation.

Leura Canary, Steve Feaga and Louis Franklin -- sounds like the old Siegelman team is back together for this one.

Recommended reading on the Goff case:



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