KIRK FORDICE, DEFENDER OF MORALITY, DEAD AT 70
Kirk Fordice, former governor of Mississippi and, of course, a staunch defender of conservative values and traditional virtue, has died.
"For too long in this freedom-loving land, cultural subversives have engaged in trench warfare on traditional American values," said Governor Kirk Fordice at the signing ceremony for the law, declaring the bill as a "significant step to protect the foundation of a healthy society".
Governor Campbell leapt to the microphone to explain that of
course the nation's values come from our
"Judeo-Christian heritage. I just wanted to add the
Judeo part." Fordice glared at his Dixie colleague and
retorted sharply, "If I wanted to do that, I would have
His private life made headlines several times. In 1993, he revealed that he was having "irreconcilable differences" with his wife of 40 years, Pat. The first lady, through a terse press release, said she had no intention of getting a divorce.
Three years later, Fordice was seriously injured while driving back from his native Memphis, Tenn., where restaurant employees had seen him eating lunch and drinking wine with a woman believed to be Ann G. Creson, his high school sweetheart from Memphis.
In 1999, he was caught on television returning home from a vacation to France with Creson and cursed a television reporter. Days later, he announced that he and his wife were divorcing. He married Creson shortly after leaving office in January 2000, barred by term limits from seeking a third term. They later divorced.
And another hypocrite moralist now gets a chance to see whether or not his God agreed with him.