And what does Barack Obama have against Don Siegelman?

Meaning: Why does Barack Obama like to staff his DoJ with Karl Rove’s people?

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Coverup in the Siegelman Case Now Extends to the U.S. Senate

While many Americans were preparing to eat barbecue and shoot fireworks for the Fourth of July, the U.S. Senate engaged in an extraordinary act of cowardice–not to mention neglect of duty.

The Senate approved by voice vote on June 30 the appointment of George Beck as U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. Beck replaces Leura Canary, the Bush appointee who helped turn the Don Siegelman case into perhaps the most notorious political prosecution in American history.

But here’s the kicker: Beck also played a prominent and highly questionable role in the Siegelman case. Beck’s nomination was an opportunity for senators to grill a key figure in the Siegelman prosecution, to help determine how the U.S. justice system went badly off track in the Bush years.

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