.
MARCH 13 2008

1. New Evidence In Siegelman Case Points To Republican Cabal
2. The Shame of Eliot Spitzer
..............................................................................................................
New Evidence In Siegelman Case Points To
Republican Cabal
by Sam Stein of the Huffington Post

....A new review of evidence suggests that an aligned group of
Republican interests were pressing for -- and seeking to profit
financially from -- the trial of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on
charges of bribery.

According to court documents and official testimony, months before
Siegelman was charged, Rob Riley, the son of the state's governor,
expressed confidence that an indictment would occur and that
Siegelman's political financier, Richard Scrushy, would be drawn into
case.

Around the same time, moreover, Riley managed to maneuver himself
into an extremely profitable position: lead local counsel on a separate,
massive civil suit against Scrushy and his company, HealthSouth.

<link to source>

...................................................................................................................................................
The Shame of Eliot Spitzer
by Joe Conason for Yahoo News

....By this point, every public integrity indictment brought by the Bush
Justice Department demands to be investigated itself. But the Spitzer
and Siegelman cases are different in one crucial respect. The latter
insists plausibly that he is an innocent man who was railroaded by
political enemies. The former admits that he violated the law and the
public's trust.

The hard truth about Spitzer is that he began to squander his
potential long before this final episode in his career.... He spent most
of the first year of his term digging himself into a deep hole, failing to
achieve his goals and falling in the polls. But nobody observing his
public conduct could see that in his secret life, he had already buried
his brilliant career and fine aspirations.

....The validity of the agenda Spitzer articulated so ardently and
persuasively is not diminished by his personal failure. He symbolized a
New York tradition emphasizing the values of fairness and
opportunity, and of effective government that stood up for the people
against predators and malefactors. We may hope that his successor
will have the courage to retrieve that fallen standard.

<link to source>

................................................................................................................
.........................................................................
__________________________________________________________________________________________

Sponsored by Friends of Don Siegelman  2007
<feedback>________________________________________________________________________________
__________
.........................................................................
Enter Get up to speed fast!Find out who Don Siegelman really is.Meet the people who played a role in the prosecution.What can you do to help? Find out here.Get in touch with us.
You need Java to see this applet.
Home page for the Media Archive concerning Don SiegelmanPress and Media before 2008Press 2008Press 2009Last Month's PressThis month's and recent press
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is posted without profit for those who have expressed interest in this
information for research and educational purposes. DonSiegleman.org has no affiliation whatsoever with the originators of these
articles nor is DonSiegleman.org endorsed or sponsored by the originator(s).

"Go to ..." and "more" links are provided as a convenience to our readers and allow for verification of authenticity. However, as
originating pages are often updated by their originating host sites, the versions posted on this site may not match the versions our
readers view when clicking the "Go to Original" links.
St Valentine was the patron saint
of political prisoners. That
makes Don Siegelman the St.
Valentine of Alabama!
.........................................................................