In case your wondering, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman is no where NEAR finished with his legal battle. If you have anything you’d personally like to say to the Department of Justice you can email them here: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov Judging from the contents of my email inbox, a lot of people are taking the opportunity to write DOJ and the Judiciary.
In the meantime, CNN’s Rick Sanchez had Siegelman as a guest Monday evening. He explained his history with Karl Rove:
SIEGELMAN: So there was — and Karl Rove and I have had a number of conflicts, beginning in 1994.
And after the ’92 race, Rick, Karl Rove and the husband of my prosecutor came back from Texas. They had just finished running the Bush/Quayle campaign. They came to Alabama. They both married girls in Alabama. And Karl Rove, of course, built his home on the Gulf Coast, where he lives today.
So we had a number of political run-ins beginning in 1994. But this is the flip side, if you will, the other side of the coin of the U.S. attorneys who were fired. You know that part of the investigation that’s been conducted is…
SIEGELMAN: …is to try to get to the truth about why these U.S. attorneys were fired. They were fired ostensibly and allegedly because they would not take actions — prosecutorial actions that would benefit the Republican candidates running that year.
In my case, this is a case of a prosecutor who was supported by Karl Rove, appointed with his blessings. She is the wife of Karl Rove’s best friend in Alabama. I was brought to trial one month before the Democratic primary on charges that “The New York Times” has said repeatedly has never been considered a crime in America — and which you agreed, I presume, when you made reference to the fact that presidents appoint their contributors as ambassadors every day.
Siegelman will now present his case to the entire 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (the appeal that was just ruled on was a panel of 3 judges from the court).
He appeared on The Stephanie Miller Show this morning.