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06/02/2007 01:06 PM ID: 62820 Permalink   

Rove Linked to Prosecution of Governor


A Republican attorney has alleged she heard William Canary, a top GOP operative, say that Rove "had spoken with the Department of Justice" about "pursuing" Alabama's former Dem governor, Don Siegelman, with the help of two US attorneys.

Gov. Seligman won a contested campaign in a familiar pattern in which he led until the last minute, when the votes abruptly and inexplicably turned in the GOP candidate's favor.

Siegelman was later convicted of bribery and conspiracy: up to 30 years in prison. He has consistently claimed his prosecution was politically motivated. One of the prosecuting attorneys was Canary's wife. The allegations have been denied by the GOP.

    WebReporter: awhompbamboom Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
  Rove is an evil schemer  
what a combination with bonehead Bush.
  by: landers     06/02/2007 02:35 PM     
The story seems to make all parties involved in this story sound about equally slimy until you get to the very last paragraph:

"Siegelman was convicted of appointing Scrushy to a hospital regulatory board in exchange for a $500,000 contribution to a campaign for a state lottery to fund education. Defense lawyers have argued that Siegelman drew no personal financial benefit from Scrushy's donation to the lottery campaign, and they note that Scrushy had served on the hospital regulatory board under three previous governors, before Siegelman reappointed him. The reappointment, they have argued, offered little of value to Scrushy except more work."

Sounds like grasping for straws to me.
  by: lĀ“anglais     06/02/2007 05:56 PM     
"votes abruptly and inexplicably turned in the GOP
candidate's favor."

Computerized voting machines?
  by: Mister crank     06/02/2007 07:40 PM     
  and again  
" a familiar pattern in which he led until the last minute, when the votes abruptly and inexplicably turned in the GOP candidate's favor."

By familiar I wonder if they are referring to Florida's governor elections? Stupid stupid media was spouting its normal moronic crap "the polls are closed here now and the race is neck and neck, its too close to call...". Hell as soon as I heard that I knew that our Governor had won the election because guess what, the panhandle of Florida is in Central time and the bozo new media was spouting crap off from eastern time (guess geography isn't required to be a talking head) and ain't too many liberals here in the panhandle, its predominantly conservative. So unless the clown was way ahead from stupid Miami voters there was no way he could win. So the news media labeled that "strange" that he should Gov. Christ should pull ahead all of a sudden. Friggin idiots!
  by: FTFFTW   06/02/2007 09:22 PM     
  @ FTFFTW and Mr. Crank  
"Familiar and inexplicably" are my words, not those of the article's author.

However, this a consistent pattern that has been seen in Florida, Ohio, Alabama, and in Washington State (where Dem gov. Gregoire won by a very small margin after several recounts, thus triggering the dismissal of one of the attorneys in this flap - he refused to prosecute in order to overturn the election). I've heard anecdotal reports of similar shenanigans from friends in other states (such as Alaska), and don't get me started on what I've been fighting at my own precinct here in California.
  by: awhompbamboom     06/03/2007 04:56 AM     
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