Opinion: ‘The three B’s’ were Fobbed in 1978

Steve Flowers

ince this is a gubernatorial election year, let’s reminisce about an epic Alabama governor’s race.  
The 1978 governor’s race is one of the classics in Alabama political lore.  
That governor’s race between the three heavyweights—former Gov. Albert Brewer, Attorney General Bill Baxley and Lt. Gov. Jere Beasley—was expected to be titanic.
All three men had last names beginning with the letter “B,” thus, the press coined the phrase “the three B’s.”


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