6-12-20 Nicole Sandler Show – Stolen Democracy with Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman

Download here or click below to play   I've watched the political persecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman for more than a decade in abject horror that such a political assassination of a much-loved governor could happen in the United States of America. But it did, and justice was not served in any manner. Siegelman was targeted by Karl Rove and brought down on false charges of bribery in a case antithetical to the concept of democracy. Having served more than five years in federal prison for no crime, Siegelman finally tells the whole story in his new book, [...]

Just Another Mundane Monday

  I don't always hate Mondays, but the Monday after driving six hours in each direction to drop my kid off at camp is a day I'd rather be sleeping.  But it's such a busy week that there's little time for rest for the weary... On the road, I saw a slew of billboards for the law firm Morgan & Morgan, with Charlie Crist's face smiling down on me, reminding me that I have no clue what he stands for other than political ambition.  The former Republican governor of Florida decided to eschew a second term in order to run [...]

Pardon Don Siegelman

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120821_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Free_Don_Siegelman.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window I've rarely been as upset about a story as I am about this one.  And actually, this isn't just a news story, it's a man's life. Meet Don Siegelman.  You may remember him as a rising star in the Democratic party out of Alabama.  That's right, a Democrat from Alabama.  Perhaps that's why he was targeted. To make a long story short, Don Siegelman is a political prisoner.  Actually, he was, and is set to return to prison again on September 11 if nothing is done before then to [...]

“What I Believe Is Irrelevant” & Other Political Jokes

"What I believe Is irrelevant" is a direct quote from Christine "I'm Not A Witch" O'Donnell when asked last night in the first Coons-O'Donnell debate whether or not she still believes that "evolution is a myth," something she proudly proclaimed on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect" a dozen or so years ago. On that one statement Christine, you are correct. I'll take it a step further... YOU are irrelevant. I know, you're asking "so why all the media attention?"  The woman is in the neighborhood of 20 points behind Chris Coons, the man who showed last night that he will be [...]

Political Theater, Political Carnival & Politics As Usual

I've often said we'd be much better off if we could just get the politics out of government. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen any time soon... In recent years, Republicans have been better at political theater than the Dems, but some on the left are catching up. The Yes Men have been doing great political theater, mostly in the climate change arena. (Their latest film "The Yes Men Fix The World" is out today on DVD.) The women of Code Pink have been active in this arena too, but recently seem to have learned a thing or two about [...]

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