Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer
We recently identified Alabamian Jere Beasley as a peculiar political animal--a DWDVD (Democrat Who Doesn't Vote for Democrats).
Beasley, the former lieutenant governor of Alabama and probably the best-known trial lawyer in the state, obviously is not a stupid guy. But that did not keep him from recently making perhaps the most stupid political utterance I've ever heard.
It comes from the May issue of The Jere Beasley Report, the monthly newsletter of the Montgomery-based Beasley Allen law firm. Beasley, the firm's founding partner, is discussing the Obama administration's appointment of George Beck as U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. In the process, Beasley offers his opinion on Beck's predecessor, Bush appointee Leura Canary.
Here is what Beasley said about a woman who orchestrated the political prosecution of former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman, a woman who might rank as the most corrupt federal prosecutor in U.S. history:
I may be the only "Democrat" in Alabama who believes that Leura has done a good job, but the truth is, she really has.
What do we know about Leura Canary? Based on the sworn testimony of multiple individuals, her prosecution team: