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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:19 PM
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Get to know Don Siegelman
Early life and career

Governor Siegelman was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1946, where he grew up. His
mother worked as a beautician until her late 70s and his father worked in a music
store until he got fired after suffering heart attacks. "I saw him cry because he thought
he was bringing shame to his family," Siegelman said.

Don went to the University of Alabama where Siegelman served as the President of
the Student Government Association. He graduated from the University of Alabama in
1968, and from Georgetown University School of Law in 1972 and studied
International Law at Oxford University in Oxford, England from 1972 to 1973. He
served 18 months in the Air National Guard and worked in the Washington office of
U.S. Rep. Allard Lowenstein, D-N.Y. While in law school at Georgetown, Siegelman
met his expenses by working as an officer in the United States Capitol Police.

Siegelman was elected governor of Alabama in 1998, defeating incumbent
Republican Gov. Fob James 58-42 percent. Prior to becoming Governor in 1999, he
had served as Lieutenant Governor from 1995 to 1999, state Attorney General from
1987 to 1991, and Secretary of State from 1979 to 1987.

He and his wife Lori live in Montgomery with their two children, Dana and Joseph.
Siegelman is Catholic, his wife Lori is Jewish, and their children had a bar and bat
mitzvah at Montgomery's Conservative congregation in 2001.

Siegelman's wife, Lori, suffered extensive injuries in a 1984 collision with a drunken
driver while Siegelman was secretary of state. Siegelman subsequently ran for
attorney general, using that office and his subsequent position as lieutenant
governor to push through legislation toughening drunken driving laws. They include
laws permitting drunken motorists who kill to be treated like murderers and lowering
the level of intoxication to .08 percent.

"I was drawn into public service because I believe in the people of this state. All I ever
wanted to do was to work to make this state a better place," he said.

Mr. Siegelman has studied martial arts for decades and holds a black belt in
Kyokushin-style karate.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:33 PM
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1. He seems like a hell of a man
In contrast to the pygmies trying to bring him down.

I already sent him a birthday card and contributed to his defense fund.

I'll do more after I see how bad the IRS screws me (I may have gotten bit by the dreaded AMT this year).
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:36 PM
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2. Thank you.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:48 PM
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3. thanks for this information.trof
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:38 PM
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4. trof, have you seen this, and do you think it's connected?
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:48 PM
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5. it sounds like the algop is so out of control - they have the whole
dem party in their line of fire. This is very scary stuff and proves what I have been thinking that any and all dems are potential targets.
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:08 PM
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6. I don't really have words for this whole situation
Shock and disbelief, mostly. It's amazing what those crooks will do these days. Maybe it's always been like this and I'm just now waking up.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:16 PM
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7. No, this just started with Bushitler and KKKarl.
KKKarl came to Alabama in the 1990s and gave the repukes a template to destroy the Democrats. When they stole the 2000 election, it was hunting season 365 days a year down here.
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