The Alabama Education Association (AEA) finally said something correct. They were trying to be make a point, but that just shows how much of a joke they are. Hereâ€™s the quote from the Birmingham News:
“I believe it’s just wrong to say to our employees they cannot serve in the Legislature and hold a job in the system,” Bell said. “The only people we ban from holding jobs in the system are felons and by this policy we’re telling our legislators they are no better than a common felon.”
That sounds about right. Legislators were looting the state treasury by holding jobs at institutions funded by the state legislature. Many of the legislators did little or no work, according to the Pulitzer Prize winning investigation by the Birmingham News.
And the ethically challenged legislators and their cohorts in the AEA donâ€™t see anything wrong with that.
Earlier this week, I joked about how corrupt Louisiana was. Our political leaders make Louisiana look good by comparison.
A grand jury is investigating the corruption, and 13 legislators have been subpoenaed. Former two-year college chancellor Roy Johnson has pled guilty in the investigation. It might not be much longer until the AEAâ€™s statement becomes prophetic instead of a jokeâ€”and more of our legislators are felons.