Bentley’s Blunder: Alabama Governor’s Affair Featured in GQ Expose
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley earned his own feature in GQ, and it ain't about his suit and tie, y'all. Bentley's affair with former staffer Rebekah Mason is chronicled in an expose published yesterday, and you can tell from the title that author Jason Zengerle isn't afraid to go for the jugular: "The Love Song of Robert Bentley, Alabama's Horndog Governor."
Zengerle chronicles the drama that's gone down in The Gump in the wake of Governor Bentley's shocking affair. It's an exceedingly well-written article, and I can't recommend it enough. Check out the opening paragraph:
Burner phones! Secret tapes! The sex scandal currently engulfing the governor of Alabama has it all, except a typical villain. Robert Bentley was a kindly old grandpa and Sunday-school teacher. Then he got into politics and found that new temptations come with the keys to the governor’s mansion.
Read the entire thing immediately. It's equal parts scandalous and sad. I'm not going to get too political here, but I will say that out of all the politicians in Montgomery, I would have never (in this or any lifetime) thought Governor Bentley would end up in GQ magazine.
For an affair with a younger woman.