Alabama's Real Governor Announces Resignation Day After Ivey Is Sworn In As GovernorRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 15 2019 1:46 PM
NOTE: Everyone around the Governor's circle has always referred to Steve Pelham as the " Real Alabama Governor ". That he ran the show and Ivey was the face.
Odd that Ivey was sworn in as Governor on Monday and Steve Pelham resigns on Tuesday.
FUNNY: It has also always been real funny to me at the credit that Ivey takes. She came to Dothan on her 100th day as Governor. She bragged about getting the ship headed in the right directions, how many Alabama people who now had jobs, the lowest unemployment rate, etc...
If Kay Ivey did that in her first 100 jobs, man she could almost walk on water. But those who want to be real, and I am not trying to defend Robert Bentley, it was really Robert Bentley's work that had Alabama on the uphill swing. Ivey just took credit for what Robert Bentley has been doing.
Ivey was Lt. Governor for what 7 years before being Alabama Governor? What was accomplished by her in those 7 years?
Now with Pelham leaving, it will be interesting what Ivey does. Who does she pick that will be the real Alabama Governor? Former Alabama Slime Ball Governor Bob Riley is still controlling a lot of Montgomery strings.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER ARTICLE
MONTGOMERY: Chief of Staff Steve Pelham is officially resigning from Gov. Kay Ivey’s office, a release from the governor’s office said Tuesday morning. Former congressman Jo Bonner will take Pelham’s spot.
Pelham’s resignation was first reported by APR earlier on Tuesday.
“Steve has been a close friend and a trusted confidant for a number of years and has provided our office with outstanding leadership,” Governor Ivey said. “When we made the transition to the Governor’s Office in 2017, Steve was responsible for leading the effort to make certain the Ivey Administration was up and running on day one. He has maintained that level of commitment to our organization, structure and focus to details throughout our first term together.”
Bonner joined Ivey’s staff in December as an advisor — a move that seemed to be in preparation for Pelham’s eventual departure.