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  •  Still reading "The Appeal" by (6+ / 0-)

    John Grisham. It illuminates the underbelly of politics and how conspiracies work.  The story takes place is Mississippi and tells how one man is determined to oust a supreme court judge in order to have a multi-million dollar law suit overturned.  Good reading.

    "We can disagree without being disagreeable." Barack Obama

    by LynChi on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:55:59 AM PST

    •  It may have some relation to (5+ / 0-)

      The Dickie Scruggs scandal presently embroiling Mississippi politics.  Trent Lott just felt compelled to issue a denial that he was more than a witness in the spreading influence selling and buying case.  Trent suddenly resigned last fall as the case began to widen.

      •  Not familiar with this, but (5+ / 0-)

        will look into it.  Thanks.

        Mississippi is one of the states which elects judges rather than having them appointed.  "The Appeal" focuses in on how corporate interests can affect the outcome of a race in a legal, but underhanded, unethical way.  And how they get revenge on their opponents.  Perfect example of influence of powerful, wealthy people and how ordinary people can get hoodwinked by a well-run, propaganda filled  campaign.

        Haven't finished the book yet, so don't know if the good guys win.

        "We can disagree without being disagreeable." Barack Obama

        by LynChi on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:31:21 AM PST

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