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Gov. Siegelman Released from Prison Pending Appeal

Posted by MEC on March 27, 2008

Blind Justice

Breaking News:

A federal appellate court today ordered former Gov. Don Siegelman released from prison while he appeals his 2006 conviction, saying there are “substantial questions” about his case.


The judges wrote that Siegelman met both requirements for an appeal bond: He is not a flight risk and his appeal raises a substantial question of law or fact likely to result in reversal or an order for a new trial.

Read the court’s order here. (PDF file)

I predict the smear machine will go into overdrive against Don Siegelman, because overturning his conviction will be too much like acknowledging that the Republicans prosecutor rigged the case against him. A reversal could (make that should) lead to indictments against the people responsible for railroading Gov. Siegelman into prison.

Posted in Don Siegelman | 4 Comments »

According to Bush

Posted by MEC on March 27, 2008

Iraqi security spokesman kidnapped in Baghdad

Green zone hit for fourth day this week

Heavy Fighting Rocks Iraq’s Basra City

Iraq implodes as Shia fights Shia

Diplomats told to take cover in Baghdad

Military Tells Bush of Troop Strains

But according to George W. Bush, Progress in Iraq is real

Progress. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Posted in Iraq war, madness of King George | 5 Comments »

Time To Find Another Smear

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 27, 2008

Trying to hold one of his church’s preachers against him hasn’t exactly been the Smear of Doom against Obama:

According to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Clinton received a 37 percent positive rating, her lowest since March 2001, two months after she took office as New York senator.

But her opponent saw no significant change in his positive rating, down to 49 percent from 51 percent two weeks ago.

The poll was taken Monday and Tuesday, a week after Obama’s landmark speech on race in America in which he criticized his former pastor Jeremiah Wright’s comments on racism and US foreign policy, but declined to denounce him.

Democratic pollster Peter Hart called the survey of 700 voters with a 3.7 percent margin of error a “myth-buster” showing that the race row was “not the beginning of the end for the Obama campaign,” the Wall Street Journal said.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton | 2 Comments »

So Just How DID The FBI Find Out About Eliot Spitzer?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 27, 2008

Looseheadprop gives us a timeline.

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