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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:01 PM

Alabama Gov Admits Making Inappropriate Remarks to Staffer

Source: Associated Press

Alabama Gov Admits Making Inappropriate Remarks to Staffer

By KIM CHANDLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Mar 23, 2016, 8:45 PM ET

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley admitted Wednesday that he made inappropriate remarks to a top female staffer, but he denied accusations that he had a physical affair.

The governor's admission capped a bizarre political day in which, a day after his firing, his former law enforcement secretary and one-time close friend made public the content of a clandestine recording made by a family member before Bentley's wife filed for divorce last year and accused his former boss of having an inappropriate relationship with the staffer.

The two-term Republican governor, a former Baptist deacon, acknowledged in a conciliatory news conference that he said "some inappropriate things" to his senior political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.

"I made a mistake. Two years ago I made a mistake," Bentley said, adding that he had previously apologized to his family and to Mason and her family. "Today I want to apologize to the people of the state of Alabama and once again, I want to apologize to my family. I am truly sorry and I accept full responsibility."

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Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fired-official-makes-accusations-alabama-governor-37880573

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Eugene Mar 2016 OP
CurtEastPoint Mar 2016 #1
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gratuitous Mar 2016 #3
Major Nikon Mar 2016 #4
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:06 PM

1. More GOP Fambly Valyewz

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:02 AM

2. Video of the phone call has been put up for all to hear....

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141388808

God, they never learn the internet is all seeing, do they?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:05 AM

3. "I accept full responsibility"

What does that mean, Governor? Because from where I'm sitting, it sounds a lot like you're saying "There. Did it. Said it. Now just go away."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:15 AM

4. ...

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 05:02 AM

6. My thoughts exactly.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:15 AM

5. How can he possibly deny that they had a physical affair with a straight face?

 

He must think people are idiots.

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