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He really thought he could get away with this?

Updated: Jul 10, 2022

By Chris Peeks June 06, 2022

One would think ethics laws are like rules in baseball. No gray area. Infield fly rule the batters automatically out. Apparently, with the Alabama ethics committee, the laws are more like calling balls and strikes. A judgment call.

If some of the ethics commissioners were umpires they would need glasses.

An ethics complaint decision that should have been unanimously ended in a 3-2 vote over allowing Beeker to use his land to lease out to a company that does business with Alabama power let me explain more.

Chip Beeker wanted to lease 451 acres to Coronal Development, it does business with Alabama power. Beeker would have received 500$ an acre a month for 25 years totaling 5.6 million. It gets better.

Beeker's lawyer dared to say the company didn't realize that Beeker served on the Public Service Commission. Seriously? He even compared it to growing corn on Beeker's farm. Well if Beeker ever becomes Agriculture Commission let him try to grow corn on his land and then sell it to the state. Let's see how that works out for him.

I got a solution to the answer. I know how Chip Beeker can lease his land and we should all help him do it. We can accomplish this in two weeks by voting him out of office. Then Chip can lease his land to anyone who wants to.

Chris Peeks

Reporter and Columnist

Alabama Political Contributor

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