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I called the White House Monday afternoon to advocate for removal of Leura Canary from her US attorney post in Alabama and to ask for our administration to pressure Mark Fuller to recuse himself from being the judge in Don Siegelman's re-sentencing.  Of course we are really aiming to get Don exonerated and not go back to court or prison at all, but I think it's important to hit this one on both fronts. When I started to talk about Alice Martin's removal and that Leura Canary must go sooner rather than later, the woman I spoke to actually asked me if I was talking about the Don Siegelman case.  I was THRILLED, BLOWN AWAY, ENERGIZED.  She said the case is very widely-known.  Sometimes I think we're working in a rather closed system here, especially because the mainstream media generally ignores Don. This told me different.When I said that Governor Siegelman's appeals had been denied, this woman, bless her heart, felt bad.  She hadn't realized that it had happened, and that was disappointing news for her.  You people who make these phone calls must appreciate how heartwarming it is to get a receptive person on the other end of the phone and not to have to educate from ground zero about the travesty that has befallen the governor.I also went on to talk about Mark Fuller and the fact that he is an old political foe of Don's and this wonderful woman said, "Well, then he should have recused himself."  And I said, "YES!"  And she didn't understand how Mark Fuller presided over Don's original trial.  She is definitely passing all this info along.  She told me that they tally the content of their calls and submit the information at the end of the day.  So you can see how IMPORTANT it is for us to keep this up!!!  I asked her name, but she said that the people working there are volunteers and that they don't give out their names.  How terrific that there are people giving of themselves to help democracy flourish -- or get up off its back, actually.  And this woman commended me on my involvement.  I feel a bit better about this country after this fabulous phone call to the White House.My volunteer suggested calling the Attorney General's office too.  I told her we've been doing both things, but that we believe that the philosophy is coming from the top down.  I think her advice is sound, and I went on to call Eric Holder's office too.Don't give up my friends.  Don't give up!!! Obama:   202-456-1111 or toll free number: 800-833-6354     www.whitehouse.govHolder:   202-353-1555   AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
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Marilyn Noyes is a native Los Angeleno with a background in market research and advertising. She's a political activist and member of Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles. Marilyn is an artist who shoots abstract photography and an animal lover (more...)
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