This report just aired Sunday (24/2) on 60 Minutes USA. It's a draw dropper (a constant draw dropper!). Here's hoping TV3 pick it up for local broadcast, but in case they don't:
"A Republican [lawyer] in Alabama says Karl Rove asked her to try to prove the state's Democratic governor was unfaithful to his wife in an effort to thwart the highly successful politician's re-election," CBS's Scott Pelley reports for 60 Minutes. "Rove's attempt to smear Don Siegelman was part of a Republican campaign to ruin him that finally succeeded in imprisoning him, says the operative, Jill Simpson." Hat tip: HuffPo
Republicans Take Down Don Seigelman - Part 1
Republicans Take Down Don Seigelman - Part 2
It's a draw dropper
I meant JAW dropper!
an update courtesy of HuffPo:
Karl Rove appeared on today's premiere of Fox News' new election show, "America's Election HQ." At the tail end of his segment he addressed last night's controversial "60 Minutes" piece, which suggested that Rove worked through a Republican operative in Alabama to dig up dirt on the Governor there. Rove flatly denied the allegations and called CBS the "National Enquirer of network news," claiming that CBS never even called him for comment on the story.
This just blows my mind. I mean, I knew American politics were corrupt, but the shameless perversion of justice is still shocking.
Interesting that the main informant has been run off the road and her house burned down in the last month...
Mike Havoc was discussing this with his US correspondent the other morning. What a pity he doesn't read PAS. (Or maybe he does but didn't read this bit)