AUGUST 26 2009

1. It Isn't Really About Don Siegelman
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1.It Isn't Really About Don Siegelman
by Roger Shuler for Legal Schnauzer

Karl Rove's Congressional testimony is receiving prominent display in
the news, so perhaps it's a good time to put the larger Department of
Justice story in perspective.

Thanks to Rove's history in the state, and the prosecution of former
Governor Don Siegelman, the alleged use of the DOJ for political
purposes has deep roots in Alabama. But even here, the public does
not seem to grasp the seriousness of the issues involved. Even
respected Alabama journalists (yes, there are a few) don't seem to
fully "get" the story.

Consider my recent back and forth with Tim Lennox, a fellow Alabama
blogger and veteran broadcast journalist. I started things by taking
Lennox to task for writing that Rove had denied involvement in the
Siegelman case, when Rove in fact did no such thing. Lennox
countered with a post that hinted that blinders prevent some folks
from seeing the Rove/Siegelman story clearly. I think he meant to
include me among the blinders-wearing crowd.

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