Don Siegelman was convicted of an implied quid pro quo. He was basically accused of bribery without personal gain or any agreement. He was raising money for a lottery campaign in the state with the hopes of helping to further the education of the children of Alabama.
There are a lot of people–constitutional law scholars, 113 former Attorneys General (both Republican and Democrat), former presidential candidates Al Gore and John Kerry, many members of Congress, as well as thousands of people like you and me who believe Don should not be in prison.
Hanukkah is a time to believe in miracles. May you cherish your family this season more than ever and give a moment’s thought to those whose families are not together. I look forward to reflecting on our past and celebrating the future miracles that may be in store for us this Hanukkah.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!