Burt Newsome has been discharged from the hospital and is making a steady recovery. The Iron Man has even gone to his office, defying those who may have hoped he was permanently silenced or crippled.
Leading activists, business leaders, lawyers, and judicial branch employees in Alabama are stunned and in disbelief that Burt Newsome was almost killed.
Newsome has received a flurry of support and “get well” messages from colleagues and lawyers, but not a peep, not a squeak from Balch or their henchmen.
Was Newsome a victim once again? Many think so.
The never-ending, fight-to-the-death Balch & Bingham story now appears to be worse than a John Grisham novel.
Balch appears to be blinded by rage.
This past week, ridicule of Balch & Bingham only increased in private circles. Balch’s position that they had the right to “ruin a rival” is coming back to haunt them.
Like the political allies to disgraced former Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, there comes a day where the rule of law supercedes political connections.
No matter how the Alabama Supreme Court rules on the Newsome Conspiracy Case, the pending federal civil RICO suit will open the gates of justice.
And Balch defenders and stooges, including the “brilliant” operatives who attempted to smear Newsome’s good name and reputation, will be held accountable.
Even Mark A. Crosswhite, a former Balch partner and CEO of Alabama Power, can forsee the coming chaos and unfathomable video depositions that will eventually take place.
And he may finally agree with us. What fools. What buffoons. What clowns.