In an email last week, I sought to connect the dots between the politicized Department of Justice, the theft of American elections and the railroading of a former Democrat Governor of Alabama who was too tough for the Republicans so they stole his election and locked him away.
Please go back and watch this YouTube video of Siegelman describing the stolen election if you haven't already- it's chilling: Siegelman describes the theft of 2002 election.
That email was entitled, First They Came, for obvious reasons just made perhaps more poignant. One can't say for sure, but certainly something to think about as this unfolds. It's hard, given what passes for journalism, to think that there may be more going on than what is being reported. But, hey, why do any investigative journalism when the public interest has lost all meaning to the media and besides, you have prostitution for your headlines. (see Salacious Sex Raises TV Ratings: Are We Being HOOKERed?)
You can frame a guy like Don Siegelman when you control the reigns of power-- just about all the power. Were they really made so suspicious by Eliot Spitzer's moving a few thousand dollars around (how much money could we be talking about that would have set off alarms?). Or is Spitzer seen as a threat to those in control of our lawless post-911 KGBesque investigatory apparatus? Go back and pay attention to Siegleman and watch how the US Attorneys scandal unfolds- which was always about controlling our elections.
Scott Horton has been connecting the dots, covering Siegelman and now Spitzer and the US Attorneys scandal. Eliminating your political opposition is bad enough. But seizing ultimate lock down control by taking over the process by which we are supposed to elect that opposition raises the stakes to a new level.
This is not about whether you liked our NY Governor or think he deserved what he got: It's not really about him. It's about us. Indeed one might surmise that he was doing something right if he turns out to be a target for political reasons.