When the good residents of Calhoun County elected Sen. Del Marsh and Rep. Randy Woods to office, we did so in good faith that they would stand up for what is right and fight for us in Montgomery. They had right on their side and let it go the wayside.
They should have stood shoulder-to-shoulder and told the trial lawyers association not this time, not on our watch. Instead, Marsh said that if the McClellan Development Authority did get sued, the judge would more than likely side with the MDA. What a joke.
To top it off, he said the deal would have been dead for another year if they didn't do this. Come on, Marsh, there is a good chance that it won't come to fruition anyway this year. Not with our elected officials in office in Anniston. There is a case pending in the Supreme Court now where a judge would not recuse himself from a case after accepting almost $3 million from campaign donations to help him get elected. I could almost tell you what a young Gerald Acker or "Big Al" Rothwell would do in your shoes. Even if you lost, you would have garnered more respect.
Our country has lost thousands of jobs because of lawyers in the past. They don't produce anything but fear. I'm sure companies are lining up to bring jobs to the former Fort McClellan now. There are a lot of unanswered questions. Why would another elected official be so concerned about McClellan? Did he take money from trial lawyers?
Why doesn't The Star, our local paper, find out, if it is so concerned about the defenseless?
Rickey Joe Collins