The continued fall of Republican politicians here in Alabama took another tumble when Mike Hubbard was convicted of state ethics charges.

House minority leader Craig Ford said;

This is a dark day for Alabama. Mike Hubbard led Republicans to a supermajority on a platform of cleaning up corruption in Montgomery. But instead of cleaning up corruption, Mike Hubbard and the Republican leadership in all three branches of our government have embraced corruption. They have forgotten they are supposed to serve the people, and not the other way around.

With the investigation ongoing into Gov. Robert Bentley's inappropriate relationship with former adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason and suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's investigation by the state Court of the Judiciary for his handling of the legalization of gay marriage, Alabama's political landscape is changing and hopefully for the best.

At least the law got this one right... this time.