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Irony: Disgraced & Failed Alabama jurist Roy Moore to ride horse to GOP Super Tuesday poll

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The irony is not lost.

Fell off horse. Broke ribs. Gets back on same horse. Returns to campaign for same office from which he was previously ousted.

And what’s that colloquially popular saying? “Fuck you and the horse you rode in on”?

You’ll need to read the news item below to fully grasp the significance. It’s simply too ironic.

Folks, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried!

Primer & Brief Political Biography of Republican Roy Moore:
• Resident of Etowah County, AL
• Unsuccessful candidate for several local public offices
• Appointed to public office by late Republican Alabama Governor Guy Hunt (first Republican governor since Reconstruction) to fill the unexpired term of16th Circuit Court judge Julius Swann, whom died in office

• Popularly known as “the Ten Commandments Judge” because he posted a small plaque of them on courtroom wall
• ACLU filed suit against him for his numerous private religious promotions in court, 1995
• Achieved renown/notoriety for his belligerent attitude

• Successfully campaigned for Alabama Supreme Court Justice with help of Karl Rove, 2000
• Prosecuted by Republican Alabama Attorney General  William H. “Bill” Pryor, Jr. for defying Federal Court Order to remove Ten Commandments monument which he commissioned & had secretly installed in the dead of night in the public rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building
• Removed as Chief Justice by unprecedented and unanimous vote of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary November 13, 2003, for defying Federal Court Order

• Defeated gubernatorial candidacy by incumbent Republican Governor Bob Riley, 2006
• Re-seeking public office as Alabama Supreme Court Justice, 2012

Roy Moore (right) plans to ride a horse to the polls to cast his ballot in Tuesday's Republican primary. He and the other 2 candidates for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, incumbent Chuck Malone (left) and Mobile County Presiding Circuit Judge Charles Graddick (center) plan to vote early and then gather with supporters to wait for results.

Alabama Supreme Court race: Roy Moore plans to ride horse to polling station

Published: Monday, March 12, 2012, 2:05 PM     Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 2:05 PM
Alabama Supreme Court hopeful Roy Moore plans to ride to the polls on horseback Tuesday to vote in the Republican primary.

His horseback trek to the polls will come less than a year after he broke several ribs in a horseback riding accident.

Moore and the other 2 candidates for chief justice, Chuck Malone and Charles Graddick, plan to vote early and then gather with supporters to watch the returns come in.

Moore, who is seeking to return to the post he held before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary removed him from office a decade ago, said he lives close to his polling station in Etowah County and enjoys riding horses.

Election Day “is a day of relaxation for us,” he said.

Moore will be at his election headquarters in Montgomery on Tuesday night.

Graddick, the presiding Mobile County Circuit Court judge, will vote at his polling station at Morningside Elementary School. Later, he said, he will gather with supporters at the Blue Gill Restaurant on the Causeway.

Malone, who was Gov. Robert Bentley’s chief of staff before getting an appointment to chief justice last summer, will vote in Tuscaloosa, where he was the presiding circuit judge before joining Bentley’s administration.

He will wait for the returns at the Indian Hills Country Club.

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This item is found here: http://blog.al.com/live/2012/03/alabama_supreme_court_race_roy.html

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