[UPDATE: The 60 minutes piece was very well done. 60 Minutes showed the monumental efforts to keep Siegelman out of Alabama politics. How the Federal prosecutor, Laura Canary, that led the charge against him, is the wife of the campaign manager of Siegleman’s opponent in the 2006 Governor’s race. How the main witness against Siegelman was a criminal who lied in order to get a reduced sentence on other charges. How Washington intervened and began to systematically investigate anyone connected with Sielgeman, without cause. How Siegelman never got a dime from the alleged bribery, was never accused of taking money, and was treated like a violent criminalâ€”instead of the popular and successful Governor that he was. And last but not least, how the Justice Department has not released any documents on the caseâ€”all members of the Justice department and the Bush White House have refused to testify to congress about the case of Gov. Don Siegelman. See themiddle’s links for more info.]
60 minutes has taken up the issue of why Gov. Don Siegelman sits in a work camp, why Karl Rove and other wanted him taken out of politics, and the dirty stuff that still goes on in the “Justice Department”.
Below is a letter from Dana, his daughter.
While we might not have the support of Attorney General Musakey (just yet), the House Judiciary Committee and the media are fighting by our side. 60 Minutes is expected to air this Sunday, February 24th. The special report will expose the misconduct of many. It will also explain in great detail the injustices my dad has incurred. Please encourage your friends and family to watch this important message. Please invite at least one person that knows little to nothing about the situation to watch 60 Minutes with you. Lets use this opportunity to get as many people riled up and ready to fight as possible. This sort of corruption will be stopped in 2008. Try to have paper, pen, envelopes, and stamps ready for your guests so that they may immediately write their Representatives and Senators about this matter. All of you have been amazingly supportive and valuable in helping to free my dad. We cannot give up, even after he is released on appeal, the real fight is not finished. It will not be finalized until we have someone in presidency we trust, and the Department of Justice is swept clean of corruption. Please help me spread the word about watching 60 Minutes. The show is set to air Sunday, February 24th 7pm ET/6pm CT/7pm PT.
Thank you for all your help!