Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Governor Siegelman's Daughter See's Higher Up's Fingerprints (From RAW STORY)

An interview with Dana Siegelman, daughter of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman from "Raw Story". Link to full text


Anonymous said...

“FOLLOW RILEY’S CAMPAIGN MONEY BACK TO MICHAEL SCANLON AND JACK ABRAMOFF“. Before the 2002 gubernatorial elections, Bob Riley asked Choctaw Indian lobbyist Michael Scanlon who represented the casino-operating Choctaw Indians in Philadelphia, Miss., to funnel money from the Choctaw Indians in return for helping him get elected governor over Don Siegelman and if he was elected he would kill any hopes of Alabama getting a state lottery and block the Alabama Poarch Indians from getting a class 3 gambling license. Scanlon was to see that the money was laundered before the 2002 election through the Republican Governors Association, the Alabama Republican Party and to the Business Council of Alabama.. Scanlon had an interest in the 2002 Alabama elections, where Riley faced Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman, because Siegelman was advocating a state lottery, which could have attracted customers away from the Choctaws' two casinos in Philadelphia, Miss.
In 2002, Scanlon funneled the following amounts of Choctaw money to help Riley’s election campaign:

(1) Scanlon funneled $500,000 in October 2002 to the Republican Governors Association, which soon after transferred the money to a related Republican committee, which in turn donated $650,000 to Riley and $150,000 to the Alabama Republican Party the same month.

(2) Scanlon funneled $100,000 to four Alabama-based political action committees controlled by Montgomery lobbyists Joe Fine and Bob Geddie that contributed heavily to Riley's campaign.

(2) Scanlon funneled $9,000 plus later another undetermined amount to Progress PAC, the fundraising arm of the Business Council of Alabama, which also contributed heavily to Riley.

(3) Scanlon' also funneled $75,000 to "Riley" through the National Republican Congressional Committee, $50,000 to the NRCC, and the NRCC gave Riley $360,000.

In late 2001 Scanlon had paid $155,000, for the Choctaw Indians, to the public relations firm of Lunde and Burger for professional campaign services in Alabama which was used to defeat the lottery and gambling in Alabama while Siegelman was governor.

Anonymous said...


Texas was controlled by the Democrat majority until the 90’s when Karl Rove ran the dirtiest smear campaigns known to the political world. The ads were so ruthless and vulgar that young children where asked to cover their eyes and ears when his ads ran. In 1994 and 1998 he was asked by Alabama Republican party’s William Canary to come to Alabama. In 1994 he ran smear campaigns against the four incumbent Democrat AL. Supreme Court Judges. He defeated three and the fourth said that he would never run again. In 1998 William Canary asked Rove back to AL. to assist in producing smear campaign ads to help Incumbent Attorney General William Pryor (R ). Siegelman was the most popular Democrat in the state. He was running for governor at the time, and he was promoting an education lottery as part of his campaign since Al. was ranked number 49 as being illiterate. Siegelman won the election for governor by a land slide; however, Rove at the request of Al. Republican operatives orchestrated a plan that was executed by Rove's Lobbyist friend Jack Abramoff in 1999 to use Choctaw Indian money to lame Siegelman and later to get Bob Riley elected governor.

The office of the AL. Attorney General has profiled Siegelman since 1998. -Bill Pryor (R) Pryor was appointed to back fill Jeff Session when he was elect to the US Senate and then he was elected to the job of Al. attorney general in 1998 (William Canary was Pryor’s campaign manager).
-Troy King (R) followed when Pryor was appointed as a Federal Judge . King was appointed to back fill Bill Pryor in 2004 when he left. King was elected to a full term in 2006.
-Both of them kept state attorneys, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) and the state's Ethics Commission investigating him for years only because he was the most popular highest ranking Democratic in the state.
-Leura Canary worked for Bill Pryor from 99-01. She became US Attorney in 01.
After Leura Canary was appointed US Attorney in 2001 she continued profiling Don Siegelman.