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Bob Riley banner puts politics in play at BCS championship game in Pasadena

A banner-towing company has been hired to give Alabama fans attending the BCS national championship game in Pasadena tonight some political advice: Dump their governor.

Arnold Aerial Advertising will fly a 30-by-100-foot banner reading “Impeach Corrupt Alabama Gov. Bob Riley” from noon to 4 p.m. above tailgating fans at the Rose Bowl, said spokesman Zim Barstein. The New York City-based company was hired Wednesday for about $3,000 for the job, but is prohibited from disclosing who hired them.

Riley is serving his second term as governor of the “Heart of Dixie,” and term limits prohibit him from running for reelection this year.

Though the banner-towing company typically does more traditional advertising, it is perhaps most memorable locally for an incident last summer when they flew a banner over Southern California beaches urging retired basketball star Reggie Miller to stop pursuing married women.

The Riley banner may attract some eyes, but it is likely most Alabamans in attendance will be slightly distracted: Their Crimson Tide will take on the Texas Longhorns in the championship game at 5 p.m. Both teams are undefeated and have not met in 28 years.

-- Seema Mehta

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"flied a banner". Really??

You might be interested in what you're paying for if you're still using these non-traditional firms. Read "10 things you pay for from traditional marketing agencies." http://www.famefoundry.com/1447/10-things-you-pay-for-from-traditional-marketing-agencies

@FFcommunicator
Fame Foundry

You might be interested in what you're paying for if you're still using these non-traditional firms. Read "10 things you pay for from traditional marketing agencies." http://www.famefoundry.com/1447/10-things-you-pay-for-from-traditional-marketing-agencies

@FFcommunicator
Fame Foundry

I greatly appreciate whoever hired this banner flying company. I hear there will be signs in the crowd at the game also. You all can keep Bob Riley if you want him.

the reason for the banner is Riley tried an illegal raid on a new facility that has created 1,800 jobs in southeast Alabama. Meanwhile, Riley claims he is out of the state on an economic development meeting to bring more jobs to Alabama.

http://www.dothaneagle.com

He is an out of control renegade!!

Hooray for Mr. Pate! If I would have had the great idea or have been able to afford it, I would have done the same! He is a two faced corrupt politician that talks out of both sides of his mouth. I just wish the banner could have been long enough to let everyone know how he took $13 Million from the Mississippi Indians, how his kids are employed by a lawfirm that received a 400% increase in billings to the government in the past year since his kid joined, and how he was for raising taxes to the highest in State history after campaigning he wasn't going to....the list goes on.


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