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Tue Sep 11, 2012, 03:58 AM

Don Siegelman Returns to Prison Tuesday

Source: AL.com (Montgomery Bureau)

Don Siegelman returns to prison Tuesday

Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 7:40 PM

By Kim Chandler -- Montgomery Bureau

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Former Gov. Don Siegelman leaves today for Louisiana to finish his prison sentence after an unsuccessful six-year battle to overturn his conviction in a 2006 bribery case.

Siegelman must report to prison Tuesday, although his friends and supporters continue to try to lobby for a presidential pardon.

"Today my mom, brother, and I are driving Dad to prison, 455 miles away from our home in Birmingham, AL. He has to be there by 2 p.m tomorrow," Siegelman's daughter , Dana, wrote in a e-mail to supporters.

Dana Siegelman is collecting signatures on a petition, on change.org, to try to build support for a presidential pardon.

Read more: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/don_siegelman_returns_to_priso.html



Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-please-restore-justice-and-pardon-my-dad

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Reply Don Siegelman Returns to Prison Tuesday (Original post)
Hissyspit Sep 2012 OP
Downwinder Sep 2012 #1
Festivito Sep 2012 #2
Judi Lynn Sep 2012 #3
47of74 Sep 2012 #4
Joe Bacon Sep 2012 #5
OnyxCollie Sep 2012 #6
Botany Sep 2012 #7
lucca18 Sep 2012 #8
Freddie Stubbs Sep 2012 #9
Kingofalldems Sep 2012 #10
Dannyteague Sep 2012 #11
OnyxCollie Sep 2012 #12
red dog 1 Sep 2012 #13

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 04:11 AM

1. Lock up all Pols. that accept contributions

and then author earmarks.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 04:50 AM

2. Repubs profited so much from 9/11, and here's one more profit for them.

It is so sad.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 06:06 AM

3. Thanks for sharing the petition. Rec. n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 07:21 AM

4. I signed that petition.

And I hope some day that fuckstick Karl Rove winds up in prison.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 08:11 AM

5. Yes, I signed it too

WHY is Siegelman in jail while Karl Rove and every other criminal in the Bush Administration walking free?

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Response to Joe Bacon (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:03 AM

6. Because the Obama administration is "looking forward."

"Looking forward" means that Obama is a figurehead for corporate interests, and there will be no accountability for corporate crimes nor any justice for innocent victims.

Retroactive immunity for illegal domestic spying.

No accountability for torture.

No accountability for massive bank fraud.

No accountability for Pentagon propaganda campaigns.

No accountability for the illegal invasion of Iraq.

The politicized DoJ that Obama chose to keep targeted Democrats for prosecution over Republicans, 85% to 12%. Those US Attorneys are also responsible for enforcing penalties for violations for coal companies, etc. Do you think those penalties will be enforced? I don't.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:22 AM

7. Don Siegelman is going to prison for appointing a man to a board that .....

.... 2 previous governors had appointed people to that exact same
position and Don Siegelman got zero money for that appointment
too.

Don's crime was pointing out that 2002 election in Alabama was dirty.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:38 AM

8. Agree!

This makes me so mad.....such injustice!

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:25 PM

9. Nice straw man. No one accused Siegelman of receiving the money for himself

The money was given to a political committee controlled by Siegelman.

The bottom line is that Siegelman sold a seat on a state board. Now he is going to jail.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:35 PM

10. And Rove's little buddies rejoice

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 06:56 PM

11. OBAMA will pardon him after the election.

 

Count on it.

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Response to Dannyteague (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 07:20 PM

12. LOL!



You should do stand up. Your dead-pan delivery is hilarious.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:39 PM

13. I signed the petition too...Siegelman was interviewed today on Democracy Now

Last edited Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:18 PM - Edit history (1)

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/09/11/former_alabama_gov_don_siegelman_speaks

From Democracy Now interview with Siegelman this morning:

AMY GOODMAN:."President Obama and you were at the Democratic convention.
Did you get to speak to him?"

DON SIEGELMAN: "No, Amy, and if I had, I would have talked to him about how to win this election. I wouldn't have talked to him about my case. It's just -- it's not
appropriate, I don't think, to bring this issue up until after the election. So, I did
not have a chance to talk to him, but wouldn't have talked to him about my situation even if I had had an opportunity."

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