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Friday, July 25, 2008

Has Rove Created a Culture of Threats?

While conducting research at one of our local courthouses recently, I stumbled upon an intriguing lawsuit.

It was filed last year in Alabama state court, in Montgomery, and contained important information about several prominent GOP political figures. The lawsuit received scant attention in the Alabama press, and the stories that were written about it left out some of the key points in the case--points that did not make two Alabama Republicans look so good.

We soon will be reporting in detail about this case and an apparent effort by the Alabama press to protect folks in the GOP power structure. But for now, I just want to mention one aspect of the lawsuit.

It features an allegation of a prominent Republican political operative making a threat to another statewide political figure. What was the subject that prompted the threat? Gambling. And Mississippi.


This all comes to mind today as we read Brad Friedman's report that Karl Rove threatened a GOP high-tech guru if he does not "take the fall" for voting fraud in Ohio that decided the 2004 presidential election.

Friedman has reported that the high-tech guru, Mike Connell, has been at the scene of all recent Republican crimes, including Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004. Connell works for New Media Communications, a Republican firm, and now it looks like Rove wants Connell to be the fall guy when the you-know-what hits the fan. And it sounds like something might be hitting the fan soon.

Here at Legal Schnauzer we are intimately familiar with GOPers and their tendency to make threats. We've been on the receiving end of quite a few threats. Like most cowards, the GOPers tend to make their threats anonymously.

But I have some real good ideas about the sources of threats directed at me. And the fine folks at Democratic Underground are looking for clues.

Interesting to see that Karl Rove, when under fire, tends to resort to threats. We have a Karl Rove wannabe in our state, and it looks like he does the same thing.

More from a most interesting Alabama lawsuit coming soon.


Dr. Know said...

Georgia has it's own culture of corruption, including Newt Gingrich, P. Harris Hines, and long list of others -- primarily NeoCons, but not exclusively. Many of which are tied into the BushCo Rove GOP machine of corruption as well. Here is part of MY well documented story:
Gone Like the Wind

Similar types of threats, arsons, legal chicanery, and cover-ups which spread into Florida, Alabama, and ???.

legalschnauzer said...

Dr. Know:
I find your blog to be very interesting. The activities you describe in Georgia sound similar to what I've experienced in Alabama. I encouraged Legal Schnauzer readers to check out Gone Like the Wind.

Judicial and legal corruption is the great unreported story in American journalism. And it certainly is not limited to Alabama. As you state, it also is not limited to right wingers and NeoCons, although they seem to have a particularly strong taste for corruption these days.


Dr. Know said...

Thanks, LS, but you missed the best part -- you failed to follow the link to the legal documentation site. Many people seem to miss the link at the bottom for some reason.

And you are correct in that judicial corruption is a widespread, but never reported issue. As pointed out on the linked page, Absolute Power Corrupts - Absolutely. Judicial overview and accountability should be amended to each State's Constitution. Look at the resistance which is put up by various Bar associations with reguards to J.A.I.L. They are corrupt, and they want to keep it that way. It is far too profitable to do otherwise.