Boy, is this not a news flash. The Birmingham News has a long feature on Roy today, basically telling us that he’s combative and paranoid. I think we knew that already.
Using an old bucket for a seat, Moore sits down to explain that he doesn’t really like politics. It’s a peculiar statement from the man who wants to be Alabama’s next governor.
What Moore says he likes is a good fight. It seems he has been fighting against one thing or another all his life.
“I am firm about my convictions in right and wrong,” Moore said.
He’s been through a sometimes-stormy legal career, defied a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building and is the underdog in a campaign to defeat Gov. Bob Riley in the June 6 Republican primary for governor. Moore’s underfunded campaign focuses on religion, no new taxes, and criticism of the Montgomery status quo.
“He’s always been a fighter. He stands up for what he believes. People in Alabama really like that,” said Len Gavin, a former Republican Party executive director who is volunteering for Moore.
I’d be interested to know why Roy ended up the way he is. His life seems to be a series of Roy against the world conflicts, but the article doesn’t address the reasons. Dominionists like him have decided that they need to impose their version of God’s law on the rest of us. I’d like to know what makes them think that way.