60 Minutes has now revisited its absurd story that former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was the victim of a Rovean conspiracy that sent him to prison for bribery and mail fraud. John Hinderaker utterly demolished the story here, documenting at great length the facts omitted from its original hit job by CBS. Rove himself recently discussed the story in his interview with GQ Magazine:
Let’s talk about the last couple of scandals you’ve been involved in. Don Siegelman in Alabama [the Democratic governor whom Rove was recently accused of trying to sabotage by forcing U.S. attorneys to bring corruption charges against him prior to an election]. What happened?
[rolls his eyes] Will you do me a favor and go on Power Line and Google “Dana Jill Simpson” [the Republican lawyer who told 60 Minutes that Rove asked her to take a picture of Governor Siegelman cheating on his wife]? She’s a complete lunatic. I’ve never met this woman. This woman was not involved in any campaign in which I was involved. I have yet to find anybody who knows her. And what the media has done on this