Ex-Gov: Rove Probe 'Will Make Watergate Look Like Child's Play'
Bush guru merits more inquiry: Siegelman
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2008 11:17 AM CDT
Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman makes a statement to the media after being released on an appeal bond from federal prison in Oakdale, La., Friday, March 28, 2008 in Vestavia, Ala.    (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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(Newser) – Don Siegelman is out of jail and fighting to clear his name, but the case is a lot bigger than just him, the former Democratic governor of Alabama tells the Anniston Star. Siegelman says his prosecution on corruption charges was orchestrated by Karl Rove as a way to keep Dems out of office, and appeals to Congress to keep digging until the truth comes out.

"I think this will make Watergate look like child's play when it is fully investigated,"  Siegelman told the Star. "It's about restoring justice and protecting our democracy. This case shows the lengths to which those who are obsessed with power will go in order to gain power or retain power."