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  •  What a question??? (1+ / 0-)
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    I think I read the nuts and bolts of your case, you appointed someone to the Certificate of Need Board.  This person in turn got you 500,000 dollars of campaign contributions. Forget all of the illegalities for a moment, what were you thinking?? It was an incredibly stupid thing to do. You can blame a lot of people for what happened and I would start by looking in the mirror.  It was as the Court of Appeals stated a quid pro quo.  The chances of the Supreme Court of hearing this case are slim to none as you well know.  

    •  Where did you get your info? (6+ / 0-)

      The "I heart Karl Website"?

      "I wish I were a pacifist. I am not a pacifist. I'm a peace lover." Archbishop Tutu

      by Cocker Mom on Thu Aug 27, 2009 at 01:39:45 PM PDT

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        •  This is common practice (0+ / 0-)

          to appoint supporters to "no big deal" minor posts is common as all hell in state government. The one you are catigating Governor Siegelman for is a post that carries with it no compensation to speak of. These kinds of appointments are not illegal, if they were every Governor in the country would be in trouble. But they're not and Governor Siegelman was singled out and the law twisted to unjustly apply to him.

          Jesus why are there so many obtuse and antagonistic people on this thread?

          "Much law, but little justice": Proverb

          by Dave925 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 05:29:56 AM PDT

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          •  Common (0+ / 0-)

            Your right appointing friends to boards is not unusual.  What is wrong is appointing someone to a board with the premise that they (the appointer) will get something in return (500,000 dollars for reelection).  Being singled out is hardly a defense, there are thousands of people that speed every day, and yet only a small portion actually gets a ticket.  Should the people that get a ticket suddenly use the defense everyone else is doing it and you singled me out?  If the law was unjustly twisted the Appeals court would have overturned the conviction.  They did not find that.

            •  Hahhaahaa (0+ / 0-)

              yeah right, why not review the composition of that appeals court and the one that ordered him freed from Prison. The prosecutorial mis-conduct alone should get him a new trial. Hell, the judicial mis-conduct should get it tossed completely.

              And how can you possibly apply an anti-corruption law to this. Do you mean to say that there was a quid pro quo for appointment to a post that paid nothing???? What the hell kind of stupid is that????

              Jesus, I think you better read up some on this case and what you wrote. If you honestly think the law can be applied like this and liken it to speeders you simply have no idea what you're talking about. Looking at your UID, I would guess you're a visiting wingnut. I do detect a note of mis-placed condescension common to more literate members of that tribe.

              You're just not worth arguing with, obtuse as you are.

              "Much law, but little justice": Proverb

              by Dave925 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 09:38:34 AM PDT

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