Fallout from last night’s 60 Minutes

02.25.2008 by André Natta · → 6 Comments

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Don SiegelmanThe Alabama Republican Party wasted no time in sharing their response to last night’s report on CBS’ 60 Minutes about allegations that former governor Don Siegelman’s prosecution was politically motivated (even though we weren’t necessarily that fast in posting these links ourselves – we’re still upgrading the site). Check out Wade on Birmingham’s recent post on this to catch up on the background. And it looks like it’s far from over.

For those of you just tuning in, last night the long-running news program broadcast a story that talked about the situation – against the Oscars no less. The party responded swiftly with this press release last night and this fact sheet (PDF) later on. There has not been a response as of yet on the state’s Democratic Party website.

Anyone who thinks that this issue is a dead one – there are more than 1500 comments posted to the story on CBS News’ site at the time of this posting. We’ll be hearing about it for a while longer.

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Wade
Wade

Thanks for the mention. You can watch the full report on my site.

Wade
Wade

Thanks for the mention. You can watch the full report on my site.

T. Andress
T. Andress

“60 Minutes Done A Great Job” The Bush’s elete group of corrupt GOP’ers are scared to death that Don Siegelman may be on the streets before the election. Slick Bob is so nervous that he is combing his hair and spraying his mouth and under arms every five minutes for two reasons: He’s hoping that the next president will be John McCain a republican and that Riley will be asked to be McCain's running mate. If the next president is a Democrat he/she will probally appoint new U.S. Attorneys in Alabama. Riley along with most of the top GOP operatives could get Federal charges filed against them for taking millions of dollars from Michael Scanlon and Jack Abramoff. This money was used to defeat Siegelman's lottery and to fund Riley's two campaigns for governor.

T. Andress
T. Andress

“60 Minutes Done A Great Job” The Bush’s elete group of corrupt GOP’ers are scared to death that Don Siegelman may be on the streets before the election. Slick Bob is so nervous that he is combing his hair and spraying his mouth and under arms every five minutes for two reasons: He’s hoping that the next president will be John McCain a republican and that Riley will be asked to be McCain's running mate. If the next president is a Democrat he/she will probally appoint new U.S. Attorneys in Alabama. Riley along with most of the top GOP operatives could get Federal charges filed against them for taking millions of dollars from Michael Scanlon and Jack Abramoff. This money was used to defeat Siegelman's lottery and to fund Riley's two campaigns for governor.

Dave(not that one, the other one)
Dave(not that one, the other one)

I feel bad for Don. He was only convicted because of peoples hate for the Scrush. If there was a way to let him out of jail and keep Dick Scrushy in, i would be for it.

Dave(not that one, the other o
Dave(not that one, the other o

I feel bad for Don. He was only convicted because of peoples hate for the Scrush. If there was a way to let him out of jail and keep Dick Scrushy in, i would be for it.