prison sentence meted out to Don Siegelman, the Alabama governor unseated in 2002 when 6,000 votes were changed in the middle of the night, and no one
was permitted - ever - to see the ballots. When Siegleman launched a
campaign to win back office in 2006, the Justice Dept, the Alabama GOP and
Karl Rove launched trumped-up charges that led to his being locked away and
silenced in a federal prison cell.
60 Minutes didn't mention that the 2002 election was stolen, but I'd rather
not be critical of a courageous, generally strong report. One is left
outraged, and with no question but that the prosecution was a sham, a gross
abuse of power, and that even a powerful man can be removed from office,
branded, and whisked off to prison for seven years - simply for being an
electoral threat to the Republican Party.
See the 60 Minutes story at:
For those who are interested in the rest of the story -- of the 2002
election theft, see