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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-20-07 09:07 AM
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87. Rep. Davis takes exception to Gov. Riley's remarks
Rep. Davis takes exception to Gov. Riley's remarks
9/19/2007, AP
http://www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/ne...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) U.S. Rep. Artur Davis took exception Wednesday to Gov. Bob Riley's remarks about Davis' use of an employee paid by Alabama's two-year college system.

"While the junior college system has become the subject of a partisan political turf war, it is surprising to me that your administration has sought to drag my office into the fray," the Birmingham Democrat wrote in a letter to the governor that Davis released to the media.

In response, Riley spokesman Jeff Emerson said, "We don't understand why U.S. Rep. Davis somehow believes the governor had anything to do with the revelation that his office employed someone who was paid by a community college. ... The governor does, however, disagree with U.S. Rep. Davis that the scandals in the two-year system are merely a partisan political turf war."

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Ex-aide to Siegelman, Rep. Davis was on 2-year colleges payroll
9/16/2007, AP
http://www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/ne...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) While working for former Gov. Don Siegelman and U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, Gina Bailey McKell drew a paycheck from Alabama's two-year college system, The Birmingham News reported Sunday.

McKell received nearly $73,000 a year from one college to work in the governor's office and later more than $76,000 a year to work in Davis' office until she resigned last year, according to the report.

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The Bham News Revs Up the Slime Machine
BY Scott Horton - Sept. 15, 2007
http://www.harpers.org/archive/2007/09/hbc-90001220

A No Comment reader who works at the Birmingham News tells us that a certain editor and writer at the illustrious Pravda of the South are royally pissed off at Representative Artur Davis. It seems that Daviss questions and press releases on the Siegelman case are making a decisive difference in pushing the matter forward. And the reputation of the News, which has played a key role in the anti-Siegelman campaign by giving press cover to the cabal and by disseminating and lending unwarranted credibility to claims of the prosecutors who front for it, is on the line. So whats the answer? According to my source, the word went out: Slime Artur Davis. If you cant hit him personally, at least slime some senior aide who works for him. Do it quickly.

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