Sunday, December 03, 2006

Montgomery Advertiser Calls for Troy King to Resign

Alabama Attorney General Troy King on Thursday announced that he was removing himself from any participation in the ongoing criminal investigation of the state's two-year college system.

But that's not enough. King should resign as attorney general. He won't, but he should.

When the state's recently elected top prosecutor commits a breach of ethics so egregious that he has to step aside from a sweeping criminal investigation into potential governmental fraud, it raises a serious question about whether he should hold the office.

The fact that King did not step aside from the investigation on his own prior to newspaper revelations about his actions raises the troubling possibility that he put his own election ahead of doing what was right. If his actions had been public knowledge prior to the Nov. 7 election, the outcome of the election could well have been different.

We don't expect King to step aside now as attorney general. But he should.


I could not agree more with this editorial. I still wonder who knew what and when they knew it. The fact that the BHAM News broke the story and the fact that they endorsed Democrat John Tyson and not Troy King makes me wonder if they didn't know something before the election and just kept it under their hat??

1 comment:

Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR said...

This just simply proves that Republicans and Democrats are Old Farts who care more about themselves than the people. The more the people are informed, the more they can make an informed decision on detoxifying the fecal matter that is called Republican/Democrat.

Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR
Miami Florida