I often read Steve Flowers column in the Daily Home and have respect for most of his view of the Alabama Political Scene.

However, the Wednesday, March 7, column fell short of what I can accept.

Flowers painted a glowing picture of Milton McGregor as "epitomizing what it means to be a gentleman."

McGregor is a gambler and promotes it as if it is as innocent as a 6-year-old in a beginner Baptist Sunday school class.

It is true Milton McGregor has not served time in prison. But to put him in the same class as Alabama's top educators, religious leaders and down-to-earth, salt-of-the-earth mothers and fathers who have held fast to the religious, conservative Alabama values is not something I can accept.

Don't accept the offer for better paying jobs and economic "pie in the sky" while believing that a gambler can deliver that and without consequences.

We should examine the cost.

Don Stephens