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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 04:02 PM

Alabama’s ‘Family Values’ Governor Might Get Impeached Over An Extramarital Affair



A high-ranking American politician is at risk of losing everything over an alleged extramarital affair — and no, it’s not Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz.

It’s Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. Like Cruz, Bentley is a Republican who has campaigned heavily on so-called “family values.” A God-fearing Christian, Bentley has spoken often about the “sanctity” of marriage, pledging to fight tooth-and-nail against same-sex couples who want to have marriages of their own.

Now, Bentley has found his own crumbling marriage under scrutiny (his wife, Dianne Bentley, filed for divorce last year). Last week, the 73-year-old governor admitted to having sexually suggestive conversations with his senior political advisor, 44-year old Rebekah Mason, who is also married. The conversations took place in 2014, before Bentley’s divorce proceedings began.
But Bentley didn’t have to admit to the conversations. Recordings of the conversations — reportedly taken by Dianne — were made public by AL.com.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/03/31/3764800/alabama-robert-bentley-governor-sex-scandal-family-values/

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Reply Alabama’s ‘Family Values’ Governor Might Get Impeached Over An Extramarital Affair (Original post)
yuiyoshida Mar 2016 OP
SheilaT Mar 2016 #1
yuiyoshida Mar 2016 #2
raccoon Mar 2016 #3
Initech Mar 2016 #4
Skittles Mar 2016 #5
malaise Mar 2016 #6
Skittles Mar 2016 #9
malaise Mar 2016 #10
LannyDeVaney Mar 2016 #7
Ilsa Mar 2016 #8

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 04:08 PM

1. Don't you just love the hypocrisy?

 

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 04:11 PM

2. uhuh!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 04:21 PM

3. So many people who profess to be Xian commit adultery

right and left. They make me sick.

And then they act like they think they're better than other non-Xian people.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:33 PM

4. But........ family values! And stuff!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:23 PM

5. I honestly believe your private life is your own

but if you're preaching "family values", you better damn well be living them

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:25 PM

6. That simple

That creep couldn't touch my toenails

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:46 PM

9. I put "family values" in quotes when referring to conservatives

because I believe those creeps have a seriously demented view of what FAMILY VALUES truly means

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:32 PM

10. +1,000

Scumbags on steroids

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:29 PM

7. At least for the time being, he is safe ...

 

the Lt. Gov (who would take his place), has her own issues and he's not going anywhere until they move her out of succession first. If that wasn't the case, he would have already resigned just to keep anymore recordings from being made public.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:35 PM

8. I hope his wife squeezes him hard for assets after

this humiliation at this time of their lives.

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