- the ethically challenged top legislative officer must present the Articles of Impeachment
- against the ethically challenged (involved in sex scandal) Governor,
- the proceedings to be presided by the ethically challenged (once suspended from office) Chief State Judge.
John Oliver asks if this is "the most Alabama thing".
No, it is not.
My readers from all over the United States, plus people on social media from all over the country, affirmatively indicate that rampant corruption in the government, from top to bottom, in all three branches, legislative, executive and judicial, is the rule rather than the exception in all states and at the federal level.
I regularly write about corruption in New York where one corrupt official helps out the other to get promoted, elected, appointed, re-elected, to promote his or her friends and family members, get "awards for service" etc. - and where corrupt public officials unite to eliminate critics of themselves and of other corrupt public officials.
The scheme is universal and acts in New York as well as in Alabama, and other states.
And, when people, finally fed up with the crap, and hit the streets to protest corruption in politics, like they did in Washington, D.C. a couple of days ago, people get massively arrested - for a peaceful protest - and there not many reports in the media, and not in the mainstream media anyway, about such arrests.
Yet, it is for the public to clean up the corrupt government - possibly, through
- public referendums in all states on the issue of public corruption and
- by abolishing, at State Constitutional levels, of all kinds of immunities from lawsuits for public officials involved in public corruption, and
- by providing for some kind of mechanism allowing ordinary citizens to bring criminal charges against corrupt public officials.