Shadrack McGill & the Facebook Strippers
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, June 5, 2013
By now, the whole world knows of the fracas that that the wife of Alabama State Senator Shadrack McGill (R-8th District) has caused.
What first began as a post on Senator McGill’s Facebook page has suddenly turned into a worldwide free publicity campaign.
Even the Daily Mail – a newspaper in the United Kingdom – has picked up the too-weird-to-be-true story in an article entitled “Alabama state senator’s wife lashes out on Facebook against women who are ‘soliciting her husband for sex’ after ‘strippers showed up at their house’.”
“Multiple times since being in office he has gotten emails from women (who may not even be real) inviting him to explore, also sending pictures of themselves.”
What strikes me as particularly curious is the fact that apparently neither Senator McGill nor his wife Heather made any remarks or comments of any type, kind or variety when he alleged that it first occurred, nor did he alert authorities when a suspicious knock came at his door in the dead of night.
Referring to the first alleged incident, Senator McGill said, “Me and my wife both got up to address the situation. They did inform me that they were strippers at a particular club in Huntsville.” Speaking with AL.com writer Madison Underwood, he declined to name the club where the women stripped, or to speculate about why the women came to his door. He did however, jokingly say they were there due to “car trouble.”
He did not mention what type of car trouble, nor how any such alleged problem was resolved.
The second alleged occurrence was when Senator McGill was at work and claims he saw a woman in the parking lot at his place of business. He said that he sent employees out to talk to her, and added that, “She thought she had a flat tire and wanted her tire looked at, but she did not have a flat tire.” He said the woman handed his employees a business card that said she was from a strip club.
However, when requested, he could not produce any such alleged business card, nor did he make any mention of alerting authorities.
The publicity began with an outrageous post on his Facebook page, ostensibly authored by his wife Heather, which reads:
“Attention Facebook: This is Heather McGill (senator McGills wife) for anyone that does not know that. This may go viral and if so my prayer is that it strengthens marriages and families across this district, our state, and our country! I am very blessed to be the wife of a God fearing, hard working, ministry minded, loving father and husband and it is not just my right but my duty to lovingly serve him by protecting him! I have been silent for long enough!! NO MORE! Multiple times since being in office he has gotten emails from women (who may not even be real) inviting him to explore, also sending pictures of themselves. NO MORE!!! It is a shame that people are so heartless that they would try to split up families. We have children that look at our face books from time to time! Shame on you! You know who you are. Next time everyone will know who you are!! For I will publicly share your name before we “unfriend” you. I love my husband and my children too much to sit here and allow this to go on and will not give the enemy anymore foothold into my family! This is the “behind the scenes” garbage that political life brings. I will not turn a blind eye to it any longer! I remember years ago my Pastors wife standing before the congregation preaching to the young women about their dress which had gotten out of hand and she boldly stood before them and spoke the truth. I boldly stand before you today and declare that I will stand beside my husband, support him, love him, and protect him at ALL cost!!!! Those of you who know who you are consider yourself warned! Those of you who understand my heart, thank you for listening and may God bless your families!”
Appearing on the ABC morning news program Good Morning America in response to the post, Heather McGill claimed that, “I had looked on my husband’s Facebook yesterday, and again, there was another… another picture and another email, and being that we have daughters… I guess a righteous anger rose up in me over that, just to protect them, and to protect my family.”
Speaking of himself politically, Senator McGill said that, “I was a novice the first time, but this time, I’ve got my feet under me.”
In an interview with AL.com – the Advance Media website which owns the Huntsville Times, Birmingham News & Mobile Press-Register – Shadrack McGill said, “During the campaign, we had two strippers come to my house at 1 o’clock in the morning.”
Of course, as he stated, by his own admission, apparently, Senator McGill is quite the partying type.
Speaking with WAAY TV news channel 31 in Huntsville, Sen. McGill said, “They were both 19 and they informed us that they worked at a particular strip club in Huntsville.”
Seriously, however, I strongly suspect, even to being convinced, that the entire story is a lie – a complete and elaborate fabrication to obtain free publicity designed to make himself – and his helpless little wife – appear as victims.
Seriously, I suspect this whole ordeal is a carefully crafted media hype… which is ALL FALSE.
Even Sen. McGill has said as much.
Speaking of his wife in context to this matter, he said, “I appreciate her, her wisdom, and her foresight in stepping forth and making that decision. I think she done it very well – she is a wise woman.”
Imagine this: By claiming they’re both victims of anonymous strippers – who are already perceived as morally loose women – McGill’s wife sets him up as a paragon of virtue, and herself in the process. His only role is to let his wife do the work. After all, it’s just a cat fight – one bitchy, insecure woman whose insecurity has taken to the public airwaves – all at no cost to them – and since God, guns, religion & politics are big sellers in the Deep South, it’s a shoo-in that their anonymous attackers are not only evil – they want to seduce a “God fearing family man” (who also just so happens to be a politician).
It’s time for a reality check.
The entire too-weird-to-be-true ordeal is an elaborate fabrication designed to portray Senator McGill & his wife as victims, and get FREE worldwide publicity in the process. What a fantastic political ploy! It’s a marvelous example of a straw man argument against anonymous women beng portrayed as slovenly promiscuous! As a political newcomer in his first term, Senator McGill doesn’t have the best track record (having often made outrageous statements), and it’s election season in Alabama.