Steve Windom: The Unsettling Honesty of an Ex-Politician
The Birmingham News has a revealing (and somewhat revolting) quote from former Lt. Gov. Steve Windom. When Windom ran for LG much of his television campaign centered on a law and order platform. Windom ran ads (falsely) decrying the Alabama prison system for providing air conditioning and other amenities to inmates.
Well since his loss to Bob Riley in the 2002 GOP gubernatorial primary, Windom has found work lobbying for a Louisiana prison firm that (gasp) runs prisons equipped with A/C as well as other such niceties. When Windom was asked about the apparent discrepancy between his campaign rhetoric and his employer's practice he chuckled and said:
"It was a great campaign gimmick."Well, thanks for at least telling the truth, Steve. Now, I think I need to go take a shower.