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OCTOBER 25 2007

1. Riley angered by Davis' remarks about GOP plot
2. Alabama Democrats say 'Don't Shoot the Messenger'
3. Bib Bob Blows his Top
4. Evidence of GOP 'plot" is pretty thin
5. Jumping to  Conclusions about political prosecution
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Riley angered by Davis' remarks about GOP
plot
Brett J. Blackledge of the Birmingham News

...."When it gets to the point where he says he believes that the
governor of Alabama went to Washington, met with the Justice
Department, convinced them to put the resources into a conspiracy
to get Don Siegelman, that is so far-fetched, that is so totally wrong
that I'm disappointed that someone like Artur Davis could possibly
believe that," ...

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Alabama Democrats Say 'Don't Shoot the
Messenger'
Press Release for The Alabama Democratic Party
Contact: Jesse McDaniel (334) 262-2221

...."The shrill and unprofessional personal reactions of Riley and
Hubbard to Artur Davis' participation in this process are unbecoming
and insulting to the Congressman. Rep. Davis is a former assistant
U.S. Attorney, a prominent member of Congress and a member of
the House Judiciary Committee. Not only is he uniquely qualified to
speak to these issues, but he has a sworn duty to pursue truth,
justice and to see that the rule of law through our constitution is
followed. His remarks and actions in those roles have been only
professional and indeed courageous. He does not deserve the
personal, partisan attacks from Alabama's top Republicans that are
akin to 'killing the messenger' who seeks the truth," Turnham said.

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Big Bob Blows his Top
Legal Schnauzer

...You have to admire Davis' ability to keep his cool in the face of
such nutty statements...

.... I kept wondering if News reporter Brett Blackledge was ever going
to ask, "Governor, what is ridiculous or absurd about the information
presented at Tuesday's hearing? What specifically do you find
ridiculous and why?"

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Evidence of a GOP 'plot' is pretty thin
Opinion at Mobile Press Register

....This is definitely not the stuff of a Watergate-style scandal. But
that didn't stop U.S. Rep. Artur Davis from declaring Karl Rove and
Alabama Republicans guilty of perverting justice.

"Politics influenced this case," the Birmingham Democrat said this
week. "That's the irresistible conclusion based on the facts.
Washington politics, Karl Rove politics."

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Jumping to Conclusions
Opinion in the Birmingham News

...THE ISSUE: The jury's still out on claims about a political
prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. Or is it?

Perhaps partisans in Washington, D.C., pulled strings or otherwise
worked behind the scenes to push along a public corruption case
against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

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photo: AL Gov Website

The House Judiciary Committee
began hearings on selective
prosecutions by the Justice
Department today ( Oct 23,
2007). Of particular interest is the
prosecution of Don Siegelman,
former Democratic governor of
Alabama. Some say his case
was politically motivated.
photo: Reuters

Gov. Bob Riley
took aim...at U.S. Rep. Artur Davis,
saying Davis linked him to a
Republican conspiracy to "destroy"
former Gov. Don Siegelman without
having the facts ...