When you nominate a lawless man, don't act surprised when it blows up.
DID ROY MOORE, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama's Dec. 12 election, do what he is accused of to female teen-agers - a total of five women have come forward - decades ago?
We weren't there. People will decide whether they believe the women or whether they believe Moore's denials. It appears much may depend on one's partisan persuasion, unfortunately. Alabama voters will settle it - the election, anyway - next month at the polls.
Meanwhile, this is our observation: The people of Alabama should have known better in the first place than to put this loose cannon on the Republican ballot.
NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE Moore has been thrown off the state court for placing his personal beliefs above the law. He was tossed off the state supreme court the first time for refusing orders to remove a big granite Ten Commandments monument he had placed in the building. Elected again, he was chased from office once more for refusing to follow the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
This guy is a nut. And everyone in Alabama's Republican Party had ample reason to know it.
So is it surprising his Senate candidacy is in flames? Only to those too blind to see.