by Max Brantley
Is it a crime for a governor to appoint a major campaign contributor to a state board? If so, we need more jails for governors. Or maybe it's a crime only if there's a direct quid pro quo.
In any case, the political overtones (Karl Rove was lurking) of the prosecution of a former Alabama governor are soon to be reviewed by Congress And they should be. Here's a good overview of a case with many ramifications.