A cartel of Republican operatives would stop at nothing to to beat Progressive Governor Siegelman. Absolutely. Nothing.
The stars in the Siegelman political thriller have surprisingly deep roots in Alabama. They are the little known Federal judges like Pryor and Fuller, and an almost invisible US Attorney, Laura Canary. They are the famous, like the well-known White House Counsel, Karl Rove, and the notorious Republican operative and lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. They are people involved in business and government who were trusted to care for the public good, but who cared more for political wins. They were so desperate to win an election they could not win fairly, they formed a coordinated network of criminal power and political influence to prosecute Democrat Governor Don Siegelman out of office. This is that story.
Players in the Don Siegelman Prosecution
The former Alabama Governor was an unbeatable Democrat in Alabama.
Karl Rove has a long history of directing Alabama electoral politics.
He began investigating his Governor from the Governor’s first week in office.
He was over-the-top as the “Siegelman Judge,” abusive at home.
He admitted to “wargaming” Siegelman with Scanlan, Norquist and Ralph Reed.