May 30, 2018

Another big story that got drowned out by the Roseanne brouhaha on Tuesday was that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigned, becoming the first Governor of Missouri to quit the office since 1857.

Greitens is a Rhodes Scholar, former Navy SEAL and humanitarian who was named by Fortune as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders. He was seen as a rising star in the GOP and a possible future President. He took office on a promise to clean up corruption, but was soon hit with numerous accusations involving anonymous campaign donations and a felony indictment connected to disturbing allegations by a woman with whom he had an affair. He blamed his troubles on political opponents, but with the allegations mounting (including a second felony charge for computer tampering) and impeachment talk rising, he abruptly resigned. It is one of the fastest and furthest falls from grace in political history.

This won’t make a major difference in the state’s political direction, since he’ll be replaced by a fellow Republican, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, who will serve until 2021. Let’s hope for all concerned that the transition goes smoothly. I can assure Lt. Gov. Parson from experience that he’s lucky he’s not a Republican replacing a scandal-plagued Democratic Governor.


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  • Michael Gesme

    06/05/2018 12:08 AM

    Hey, just wanted to say you’re an awful human being and an even worse Christian. You should be ashamed. Your soul is in mortal danger.

  • Jason Woodson

    06/04/2018 03:52 PM

    The dark money secret funds that elected him have been corrupting our General Assembly for years. Our state senators and representatives better represent lobbyists from ALEC and a few wealthy donors than the people. Missouri voters have conservative principles at their core but will only support a corrupt Republican Party for so long. Unless some transparency in campaign finance and lobbying, some disavowing of misleading political attacks, and a return to decency and civility comes at the direction of Republicans, the state’s solid red status will shift. Many life long conservatives like myself can’t even claim the party as we can’t be more loyal to a group than to our convictions and our country.

  • Glynnis Farnsworth

    06/02/2018 12:51 PM

    Jesus wept. Enjoy hell you sick bastards. Rape and torture is a crime. You all need Jesus. Your sick, sexual fetishes will take you to hell where you belong. Enjoy sucking off Satan.

  • Rhonda Hoover

    05/31/2018 11:30 PM

    No one is perfect. The wise learn from their mistakes. There's only one I know who walks on water. Baggage is a fact of life, I'm sure some of us have baggage in the closet praying the closet doesn't get opened. He was a threat to the Liberals, they knew it and were scared to death, so they did what they do best. He fought back and nothing the Liberals threw at him stuck, they just kept stuff stirred up to take he light off themselves because that's what liars and thieves do. He caved because the Witch hunt was hurting others not just himself. Shame on everyone who pushed the Liberal agenda or stands in judgement. God is watching.

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    05/31/2018 10:23 AM

    This is quite the problem. It sure sounds like it could very well be dems just tossing as much as they can to see what will stick!!! This SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN! If they can accomplish this, then no one is safe and we can loose it all!

  • Candi Kersey

    05/30/2018 07:49 PM

    I am disappointed he resigned and I believe this was a political witch hunt! However, all the focus was on the Govenor and many very serious issues were being overshadowed by this scandal! I'm wondering what the motivation was and what our corrupt legislature was pushing through while trying to keep Missourians focused on the Governor????

  • Rhonda York

    05/30/2018 01:12 PM

    As a Missouri voter, a Republican voter, and a Christian voter, I would encourage you to go back to the beginning of this 21st century witch hunt. Governor Greitens did not resign until yesterday, this started back in January. The Governor was indicted by a grand jury over "the photo", yet no photo has ever been found (not even by the prosecution's investigators). No evidence, yet indicted. The charges kept coming, kept getting dismissed or proven without merit, yet the cries continued for impeachment. Today, the crooked prosecutor from St.Louis has dropped charges against him. Reminds me of the witch trials centuries ago- throw the accused in the water. If she swims or floats, she's a witch and sentenced to death. If she drowns, she is forgiven. This sums up Missouri politics for 2018.

  • Lin Bauer

    05/30/2018 12:04 PM

    It was a witch hunt from the beginning. The prosecuting attorney was with the democratic party in St. Louis. Suspicious payments were received by the accusers to the amount of $100,000. To this day, no one knows where it came from. The prosecuting attorney dropped the invasion of privacy charges when she discovered that she would have to appear in court before a judge. Then they invented other charges that weren't going to hold up. I wish the governor would have held out, but he could see that they weren't going to stop. He was running out of defense money, and his family was being torn apart. The personal attacks were endless. The media bashed him daily. It's a sad day for the state of Missouri. The liberals are taking us over.

  • Steve Dreyer

    05/30/2018 11:54 AM

    Mike have you changed your mind on social security recipients getting the benefits they paid into all their working careers?since you endorsed convention of states

  • jack Patterson

    05/30/2018 11:18 AM

    There are pitfalls at every station in life. In every season. The governor seemed to have it all.

    We are always in need of prayer, as the Bible says in 2 Timothy 1:3. And we believers should provide intercessory prayer. The governor, and all of our leaders, needed our prayers when he was in office, And he needs our prayers now. Like Rev. Huckabee said, this was quite a fall.

    I pray God keeps and delivers the governor during this difficult time. Like Rev. Huckabee intimated, the state will likely be alright. Our prayers should also be with the state has it goes through this transition.

  • Suzanne Utts

    05/30/2018 11:13 AM

    People who run for office need to know that every little thing they do will be scrutinized, unlike in the past. Mary Kay Ash (founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics) said many times "The cream rises to the top." The American people need to have "the cream of the crop" in leadership positions. May it happen in the future.