They spin tales of political vendettas and conspiracies forged to discredit them in the eyes of the people, and claim that they are working hard for you, and that is the reason that others are seeking to destroy them.
In the months leading up to the indictments for felony violations of the state’s ethics laws, Mike Hubbard had blamed the investigation in Lee County on the liberal special interests. In yesterday’s press conference, he changed gears and blamed the Office of the Attorney General for perpetrating a political witch-hunt to eliminate him from the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.
Make up your mind Mike.
Did you suddenly realize that the liberals, whom you have blamed for months, were not the actual culprits? That this was a more sinister plot forged by a member of your own party to destroy you because you are a political rival, or did you realize that people would have a hard time buying the idea that the liberal special interests had taken over the Attorney General’s office now that it has received 23 indictments from a grand jury.
Don’t worry; we understand that it is the politically correct to blame the other party for your legal problems heading into an election. If you package your deceptions correctly, you can convince the electorate that the woes you face are not a product of your transgressions, but an attempt by your opponents to malign your character in order to sway the election.
Don’t worry; we understand that is no longer a viable argument now that the Republican run AG’s office has announced that the grand jury returned 23 indictments against you, and that your only option now is to blame the ones who are prosecuting the case. After all, the only other option is that the AG’s office does have cause to file charges against you.
I do have a question.
During your press conference yesterday, your lawyer, Mark White, was asked, “These are false allegations, or what was going on was not a crime?” To which he replied, “Yes.”
He went on to say that this was not the purpose of the bill to regulate this kind of activity, or they would not have passed it.
Will you argue that you are innocent of the charges, or do you plan to argue that it is okay for the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives to solicit investments from lobbyists who make their living based on what passes the House of Representatives? Will you argue that it is okay for the Speaker to solicit investments from those others whom he holds a great deal of authority over, or will you argue that the moral implications of such actions are inconsequential because it is not against the letter of the law?
I am afraid that that might be a tough sell to the people of Alabama, but don’t worry, if the approach you try first does not work, apparently, you are adept at changing course.
It is okay, we understand that you are just trying to save your own ass, and you may get away with switching conspiracy theories in mid-stream, but whichever course you plan to take, please, make up your mind Mike.