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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:32 PM
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Mimi Kennedy's (PDA) Letter To The NYT Re: Don Siegelman
From: mimi kennedy
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:15 AM
To: letters@nytimes.com
Re: Governor Don Siegelman's prosecution by Bush's Justice Dept.

As a child, I heard about writers, artists and politicians in Communist Russia being imprisoned and hospitalized, careers ruined, for false reasons, because they were considered a threat to the government's Party.

It can and did happen here. Don Siegelman's second term win as governor of Alabama was mysteriously flipped in the wee hours by a "corrected" electronic opti-scan count in a single county behind closed doors. His indictment, by Rove-friendly U.S. Attorneys for "crimes" never charged against Republicans who behaved similarly, was followed by conviction and humiliating treatment - strip search and solitary confinement. The press took little notice. Rove was successful in "disappearing" a popular southern Democrat he'd targeted, early on, as a threat to his GOP southern strategy. This case is one of the worst abuses in the U.S. Attorney scandal and Justice Dept corruption. It must be reviewed so nothing like it can ever happen again.

Mimi Kennedy
Chair, Progressive Democrats of America
Van Nuys, CA 91406

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:36 PM
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