8 Most Scandalous US Governors Ever
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There’s nothing like a governor either doing what they say they’re going to do or doing the opposite of what they said to make the populous of their domain get riled up. There are a few that have really taken the proverbial bull by the horns though, making decisions that make them an instant hot button topic of conversation. Here are our favorites:
1. Lord Byng of Vimy, the Governor General of Canada
In 1926 a little scandal they called the King-Byng Affair came into play. King was no lady to the Lord though; William Lyon Mackenzie King was the prime minister who wanted the parliament dissolved and a new general election to take place. The idea didn’t ring with Byng and he refused it. It led to a changing of the constitution that made sure the position was more of a watchdog one than anything else. Wow, was King ever barking up the wrong tree.