The man refuses to stop: On Monday evening, Rachel Maddow provided a valuable service.
She played videotape which had been smuggled out of a New York City facility where young immigrant children were being held away from their mothers.
The tape was brief; it involved one child. But that trembling little girl was maybe five years old, and the deeply piteous videotape made an important point about what has been done by our federal government.
Last night, thanks to Governor Bentley, Maddow was forced to travel a lower road. As she began her eponymous TV show, she was forced to return to the Bentley sex tape again:
MADDOW (6/27/18): And thanks to you at home for joining us this hour.Later, Rachel referred to that audiotape—the tape containing all the blunt talk about Bentley's widely varied canoodling—as "his horrific sex scandal."
All right. He was the tallest ever member of the United States Senate, 6'9". His nickname was Big Luther, which is not a particularly original nickname when you are 6'9" and your name is Luther.
What else are they going to call you? Tiny?
He played varsity basketball at Tulane back in his college days, back the day of short basketball shorts. He eventually ended up as attorney general of the great state of Alabama when the Republican governor of Alabama found himself involved in a particularly visceral sex scandal.
This is the governor [photograph appears]. There were tapes. There were actual publicly released audio recordings of the governor canoodling with his mistress and talking to her quite bluntly about all the different ways he would like to canoodle with her.
Alongside the almost unbelievable sex scandal part of it, there were also some serious allegations of misuse of public funds that went along with that sex scandal. But that scandal involving the Alabama governor, it ultimately led to on impeachment investigation. He was a Republican governor. It was a Republican-run legislation. But this was a serious thing and they started an impeachment investigation against him.
This isn't Rachel's fault. In her dreams, the governor keeps coming to her and talking his "blunt talk."
He makes her think about his "canoodling," which was "particularly visceral." As almost anyone else would do, she goes on the air to punish him for his "horrific sex" conduct.
This is the way our team's brightest star regards romantic attraction. Can you see why Others may tend to believe that we're all totally nuts?