In 1997, former Georgia attorney general Michael Bowers was the Republican favorite to end the GOP drought of governors in the state.
But he had a secret – a long-term affair with a woman who had once been a state employee and his secretary. Pressed by guilt and the likelihood that the relationship would surface on its own, the married Bowers summoned reporters, confessed and apologized.
What most people don’t know is that the former secretary, engaged in a consensual relationship with a married man, had her own attorney.
His name was Lin Wood, the same Atlanta attorney who is now speaking for Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who himself stands accused of a long-term, off-and-on affair with a Dunwoody woman named Ginger White.
There is a certain consistency here. Each case finds Wood on the side of the party who was involuntarily outed.
Bowers lost the 1998 Republican primary for governor to Guy Milner, who lost in the general election to Democrat Roy Barnes.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider