Don Siegelman

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Michael Collins

We can draw several clear conclusions from the indictment of John Edwards.

The case is a joke, quite literally. It mocks justice.

The cast of characters consists of people who should have recused themselves, rather than bringing a prosecution. This strange case has the faint odor of the nonstop assault on former Alabama governor, Don Siegelman.

Apparently the Department of Justice has a lot of time on its hands. How else could it pursue this transparent nonsense while failing to prosecute the perpetrators of the financial collapse?

Finally, the prosecution shows that those in control are not even pretending to acknowledge a rule of law.



This PR from VR speaks to the assumption I've allowed through the dark decade and that was lived out in examples of folks like US Attorney David Iglesias.  There are still Republicans who believe that justice is non-partisan.  The question raised under the Democrats is growing in the form of how blindly corrupted it may have been left..

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman wants your help

Karl Rove has an appointment with the House Judiciary Committee next week and has made no indications, yet, as to how he'll respond, or delay. But Chairman John Conyers' press release of January 26 says, "It’s Time to Talk" about his role in the Bush administration’s politicization of the Department of Justice, including the U.S. attorney firings and the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.

What may be the beginning of an accounting for what happened under eight years of 'leadership' by the Bush Administration, and how, should examine Karl Rove's role in forcing policy and hiring by the DOJ through the corrupting filter of a White House political agenda.

The rule of law is one of the implicit exports made in military adventures to Iraq and Afghanistan and under a banner of 'freedom, liberty, and justice'. The background to the story of former AL Governor Don Siegelman seems to argue that it was a wholesale transfer and he's seeking your help to reverse that process. For the background, see the sidebar links in his QUICK START page for the case and I'd also recommend RawStory's investigative series, "The permanent Republican majority".

We'll have more on this but, for now, Don Siegelman's asking for help. As Chmn, Conyers has said, "Change has come to Washington" and Americans aspire to reclaim freedom, liberty, and justice as our guiding light.

It begins at home, doesn't it?

Help Don Siegelman regain his own freedom and join 52 Attorneys General of both parties who want his political prosecution investigated.

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Happy Saturday, everyone!

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On the McCain front, there's this tidbit:

McCain Pushed Land Swap That Benefits Backer

By Matthew Mosk
Washington Post Staff Writer

Friday, May 9, 2008; Page A01

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Sen. John McCain championed legislation that will let an Arizona rancher trade remote grassland and ponderosa pine forest here for acres of valuable federally owned property that is ready for development, a land swap that now stands to directly benefit one of his top presidential campaign fundraisers].

[...more at link in title...]

Hat-tip kubla000 of DailyKos.

What a surprise, a land deal benefitting a backer, courtesy of Mr. Keating Five himself. Nothing like consistency when it comes to the GOP SOP.

Speaking of "consistency" in terms of the GOP and Bush Republicans, there's more: