Sunday, March 25, 2007

Outlander of the Day ~ Representative Ken Guin

I've previously noted the "Covenant for the Future" that Representative Ken Guin (D-Carbon Hill) helped create in his role as co-chair of the Alabama Legislative Democratic Leadership Council with a post I titled "Bama Democratic Leaders - Not Deep But Cheap". To learn now that Ken Guin, the House Majority Leader, is raking in the bucks through his two contracts with two Alabama JuCos has me even more chapped. That these serious fees are for apparently the same work makes it all the more outrageous. He gets tenure even!

The Brett Blackledge reporting in the B'ham News offers
Guin, a state House of Representatives member from Carbon Hill, receives $49,677 a year from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa and $48,721 from Bevill State Community College in Sumiton.

As for the Covenant being so dreadfully published out on the Internets, it seems like Representative Guin could have just written the check! It appears the Covenant site has been moved about a touch yet it's still mighty limited. They've got a couple of images now yet I'm still shocked that this was the best these "leaders" could come up with. I've previously noted my problems with the Republican Lite portions of the effort. It now makes a little more sense in that the Mr. Guin is part of the DLC. While I'm generally a fan of the Progressive Policy Institute, the "Centrist weenies" of the DLC have hardly helped the Democratic Party in this state and beyond. This appearance of impropriety from the Democrats House Majority Leader hardly helps as well.

The Alabama JuCo mess continues to demonstrate much of what is wrong with this state. Ken Guin demonstrates that money follows power. Peace ... or War!

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