According to Dennis Dodd, Tommy Tuberville is thinking about running for governor of Alabama.
Maybe he could urge passage of a law requiring the state to recognize Auburn’s 2004 national championship.
Filed under Political Wankery, Tommy Tuberville - Mythical National Champ, Whoa, oh, Alabama
Lowder is expanding his sphere of influence
Gee, I thought Tubs was a resident of the state of Ohio.
He rarely talked to his players constituents would likely be the same.
Beyond the obvious points: 1) these rubes will vote for anyone and 2) apparently any moron can do that job, why in the hell would Tubs want it? That’s a lot of BS to put up with for 120k a year when you’re used to making 10x’s that amount at least.
Surely the Gov. of Alabama pays more than 120k a year….right? Heck, many of my mid/late 20 something coworkers make that or more.
Then again, in most of Alabama you can probably live like a prince on 120K a year. A friend of mine lives in a 350K house in Hoover, which is larger/newer than mine, and he only pays something like $1200 in property taxes yearly while I’m almost 7x that.
The Gov of Alabama’s name isn’t Surely. Couldn’t resist. 🙂
With such low property tax on a 350K house, is the road its on still dirt
Hey, wise asses! I live in a 240K house in Alabama and pay $475 a year property taxes.. The roads are all paved, the schools nearly new, fire protection is a half mile away and the capital’s 12 miles away.. Plus, I get to watch all of UGA’s games on a big screen each season…and get GTP to contemplate each day. WHAT’S IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT?
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You do realize Bama is one of the poorest states in the US with among the worst public schools as well, right?
You do lead the nation in the sale of elastic waistband pants, so at least you have that going for you.
And a single strain of DNA…. makes it easier to find kidney donors.
I was in charge of the North East for a Fortune 50 company back in the 80s. I offered a promotion to one of my NYC employees to a beginning level management position in NC. This guy had never crossed either river and thought you would fall off the planet if you did. He turned it down because he said he couldn’t give up all NYC had to offer, Broadway shows, fine restaurants, etc. I looked at him and said, “And you cannot afford either one of those, I know what you make” (he lived in a three story walk-up and made $50 a year.) On the $65K new salary, he could have owned a 2500 SF home, on one acre, belonged to a country club, and put his kids in a private school. Not to mention the other benefits and upward career progression. Hardest place to move anyone from, or into. You can’t talk to them Olddawg, but everyone gets to choose their own quality of life so let them live it. Would much rather be your neighbor than his, jmo. When my boss came to visit one trip, he came to offer me a major promotion, he started by asking how I liked it in the NE. I replied, “I haven’t bought any cemetery lots yet.” A Southerner himself, he laughed and said, “welcome home”.
I’m a native Georgian who moved up to the D.C./Mid-Atlantic region due to job opportunities in my field that simply wouldn’t be afforded to me (or certainly not anywhere near to the degree anyway) had I stayed home. Do I miss GA and is it more expensive to live where I am now compared to my previous metro Atlanta address? Sure. But my overall quality of life actually is better for me here (far better schools — no need to even think about having to pay for private education — more outdoor amenities, less crime, etc), and the median household income in the county I live now is more than double the previous county I called home in northeast GA. So while things indeed are more expensive, the incomes and overall opportunities far make up for it, and my disposable income is far greater than what I could have obtained back in GA in a similar role as well.
While where I live isn’t considered the northeast (at least to some anyway), my attitude from birth until my mid 20’s was that anywhere outside of Georgia (especially locales northward) were grossly inferior. Boy was I wrong, and I’m glad I decided to open my horizons and view other areas of the U.S. with more of an open mind.
I have lived in several states, and found ways to enjoy the positives of each…and they all have some. Still, as exciting as some regions and specific communities can be, the South is still my choice. Your reply missed the point, and ignores the guy who didn’t explore new opportunities.
I don’t share many/any of your assessments on life, or what constitutes quality anyway. Nor have your comments indicated you having an open mind on much at all, I did live in Virginia on two occasions, but it wasn’t Northern Va, and I am pleased that was an area I missed. People’s comments on schools always amuse me, pretty much equal and comes down more to individual input, specific teachers and principals, and/or parents’ involvement. Every school system has both outstanding and lousy teachers. Private school is rarely a requirement, but it is always good to have options.
Yep, raised in GA, moved to Seattle area, lived there for 40 plus years. Moved to Alabama to take care of my dad. The quality of life in Puget Sound beats the crap out of the quality of life here.
You are right, let folks live where they want. I will be happy to move back to
Puget Sound, or Oregon, you know home of the crazies. And will be happy to have my former neighbors, none of whom live in a country club, perish the thought.
Like you stated to each his own.
Bama has something like the lowest property taxes in the country at something like .42 per $100. Unfortunately their schools are poorly funded and rather pathetic due to this.
Just like a CFB coach’s salary can be augmented by all sorts of perks, bonuses and endorsement deals, the Alabama guv gets $120K just as a base salary—it grows considerably when you add the kickbacks, bribes, self-dealing windfalls, etc…
Hey T. Tommy Tuberville will have to overcome the University of Alabama factor and that my friends will not be easy. Those Alabama fans do carry grudges.
my thoughts exactly. There’s no way to overcome Tide nation for Tubs, regardless of his platform (running the damn ball?).
All he needs is Saban’s endorsement and he’s in.
Love the thought of the Gov Cup trophy presentation or bringing the iron bowl back to awesome legion field. this could be the next best thing after the jelly of the month club
You seen Legion Field? They sawed off the upper deck.
Maybe Charles Barkley will be his Lt. Governor?
Or maybe he could be Gov Barkley’s Lt Gov.
Tubs and chubs!
Harvey Updyke for Lt. Governor to balance the ticket and get the Bama vote.
He’s already lost the Tide vote.
I’m working on his campaign song (with apologies to Bonnie Raitt)
Governor from Montgomery
I am an old coach
Named after my father
My career is another
Child who’s grown old
If losses were thunder
And wins were desire
This stadium would’ve burned down
A long time ago
Make me an governor
That flies to Montgomery
Make me a poser
a real coaching bozo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this politicking
Is just a hard way to go
Don’t quit your day job.
What the hell, you haven’t even heard me sing it. Ha ha.
Apologies to John Prine. . .
The current governor there just appointed the guy who was investigating him to the Senate seat vacated by Sessions so maybe Tubs is what they need!
three words… draining the swamp.
Considering the state of politics in this state, he could not be any worse. Hopefully, he can bring his own mistress to keep up appearances.
Etymology of the word politics:
Poly = many
Ticks = blood sucking animals
“We just weren’t as ready as we thought we were as far as getting off the bus and mentally prepared to play,” Fromm said. — AB-H, 9/22/18
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