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NOVEMBER 15 2007

Did Karl Rove Help Send an Innocent Man to Jail?
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Did Karl Rove Help Send an Innocent Man to
Jail?
By Lou Dubose of the Washington Spectator

...[Siegelman's case] wouldn't be the first time that Rove used
contacts within the Justice Department to destroy the career of a
political adversary. Siegelman's prosecution bears a striking
familiarity to the FBI investigation of Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Jim Hightower in 1990, and the conviction of two of his aides.

Like Siegelman, Hightower was the "golden boy" of Democratic
politics in his state.... In 1990, Hightower was an incumbent who
couldn't be beat—until two federal agents with search warrants
walked into his Austin office the same day he was kicking off his re-
election campaign in a small rural town in the Panhandle. Hightower's
Republican opponent was Rick Perry, currently the governor of
Texas. Perry's campaign was directed by Karl Rove.

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photo: Jim Hightower Website

Jim Hightower was the subject of
selective prosecution when he ran
against Rick Perry - whose
campaign manager was Karl Rove.
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photo: gov

Texas Governor Rick Perry was
guided in his race for Texas
Governor by  Karl Rove.
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