Historically, I have held little brief for governors of
But I do have sympathy for a recent occupant of that seat. Don Siegelman, a Democrat, was governor for one term, ending in 2003. He would have had a second term except that the Republicans stole his re-election bid. He is now sitting in federal prison doing seven years, apparently because Karl Rove wanted him there, suborned the U.S. attorney’s office in Montgomery and railroaded a jury into convicted him of a relatively minor charge a series of judges dismissed more than 100 counts.
Apart from trying to improve
Acknowledging that a federal prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich and an
This is known as politics.
What goes beyond politics is the performance in office of Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzalez and George Bush. And that is the crime.