Alabama Attorney General Troy King ponders a run for governor in 2010. He tells the Mobile Press Register it’s small town values (think Flannery O’Connor) that drive him…and a grudge against former President Jimmy Carter. King, however, generated some campaign killing controversy when rumors flew about his sexual orientation and his wife throwing him out of the house. King’s response weeks after the fact was essentially no comment: “I don’t discuss rumors.” Newspapers also scrutinized the meteoric, professional rise of King’s employee and alleged love interest J.W. Godwin.