The Hits Just Keep On Comin'
Siegelman's response to the new charges was predictable.
"They are going to try to pull every trick in the book to manipulate the 2006 election," the former governor said Monday.It should be noted that these charges come on the heels of another recent article that discusses the difficulty of proving a quid pro quo in the Siegelman case. Because the alleged bribes went into Siegelman's campaign treasury instead of his pocket, it will be harder for the government to prove intent.
So is the new indictment just a way for the government to throw more at Siegelman and hope that something sticks? I don't know. Perhaps some of the attorneys who visit and post here can break down the merits of the case. But either way, Siegelman's path back to the governor's office just got a little longer.