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Thu Aug 27, 2009 at 10:31 AM PDT

Fire Rove's Prosecutors

by Don Siegelman

Earlier this month, I was fortunate to join many friends from here and all around the country at Netroots Nation and discuss some of the victories we have achieved together. Specifically, I mentioned the success we had seen in urging the House Committee on the Judiciary to force Karl Rove to testify and admit his role in the firing of U.S. Attorneys while issuing "non-denial-denials" about his role in my prosecution.

That's something we never could have achieved without the support of the netroots and the Daily Kos community. I can't thank you enough for your steadfast support. But, this fight is not over; not for me, not for Karl Rove, and not for our democracy.

That's why, at my Netroots Nation panel, I launched a new campaign,, dedicated to seeing those Rove-vetted U.S. Attorneys and appointees still poisoning the Department of Justice removed from their positions — ending their ability to threaten our democracy.

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The three judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled. While they threw out two counts of my politically-motivated prosecution and conviction, they upheld several others and have sent the case back to the district court for re-sentencing.

Thanks to TPM and Firedoglake for blogging about this.

I am disappointed, but not discouraged. The fight will continue.

If you have a chance, I hope you'll consider contributing to my legal defense fund so we can keep up the fight.

My family and I are deeply appreciative of the outpouring of support and prayers, especially here on DailyKos and throughout the netroots community. Your words and actions keep our spirits lifted and our resolve strong. We will get through this, and we will win.  

-- Don

Don Siegelman
Governor of Alabama 1999-2003


It's great to be here blogging with you on DailyKos!  I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion I had at FireDogLake a few weeks back, and I'm really looking forward to our dialogue today.

I'm writing today to urgently enlist your help in my effort to hold Karl Rove accountable for politicizing the Department of Justice -- including the malicious, politically-motivated prosecution that targeted me and sent me to prison -- because our time may well be running out.

If Congress adjourns at the end of September without holding Karl Rove in contempt, our chances at restoring democracy may very well be kaput.  We must pull out all the stops and turn up the heat.

More on the flip.

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