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One Weird and Sad Story

Via the Mobile Press-RegisterAlabama politician Bill Johnson ‘obsessed’ with donating sperm.

Yes, It is odd headline, but the entire tale is a mix of weird and sad:

Bill Johnson, a former Alabama gubernatorial candidate, has left his wife and family in Prattville to be with babies he secretly conceived as a sperm donor in New Zealand.

Johnson’s wife, Kathy Hale Johnson,told the New Zealand Herald that Johnson recently returned to live in New Zealand where he donated sperm to at least 10 women without her knowledge.

It is unclear as to what he plans to do in New Zealand (apart, of course, for the basic stated goal) or why he is so driven that he left his wife and stepkids to go.

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. Chad S says:

    Family values…ftw!

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  2. al-Ameda says:

    lots of sheep in New Zealand … do they know he’s on his way?

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  3. John Burgess says:

    Sometimes the only reason behind crazy behavior is in the mind of the crazy. Not accessible to anyone else in the whole, wide world.

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  4. J-Dub says:

    Are we sure he’s not just hiking the Appalachian Trail?

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  5. rodney dill says:

    Maybe he has a humidor in New Zealand

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