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AUGUST 15 2007

1. Nothing Sticks to Teflon Bob: Why did Siegelman receive attention
from the press and justice while Bob does not?
2. One of Rove's Alabama state court victories -- that of Perry
Hooper over incumbent Supreme Court Chief Justice Sonny Hornsby
in 1994 -- did, in retrospect, help establish the template for Bush's
2000 victory via a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared
Bush the winner in Florida when there were still many unanswered
questions about the vote count there.

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Nothing Sticks to Teflon Bob
Legal Schnauzer

The critical question is this: Why did the Siegelman transaction draw
heavy scrutiny from the press -- and eventually, an investigation and
prosecution by law enforcement -- while Riley's transaction drew
scant attention in the press and evidently zero interest from law
enforcement?

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Karl Rove in Alabama
Stevenson Blog in Tuscaloosa News

....Rove's philosophy was to solidify and motivate base supporters,
divide independents on any wedge issue that might be handy, from
gay marriage to terrorism, and attack opponents' strengths.

Hence, we saw Rove energize so-called "values voters" repulsed by
the presidency of Bill Clinton when Bush won the disputed 2000
election over then-Vice President Al Gore and use attacks on
Vietnam veteran John Kerry's patriotism and war service to win again
in 2004.

But before Rove's game plan was played out on the national stage,
he honed his skills on Bush's campaigns for governor in Texas in
1994 and 1998 and campaigns for various other Republican
candidates across the nation, including in Alabama.

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Karl Rove, the President's top
political strategist  has announced
he will resign.
Bob Riley
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