Thursday, March 01, 2007

it's political, it is

One of the fired US attorneys, David Iglesias, says it was political. He believes it was because a member of Congress -- presumably from New Mexico -- wanted him to hurry up and indict some Democrats before last November's election. Iglesias refused.

This is bad. The way that the law was changed, apparently due to a staffer for Arlen Specter, to give the de facto Administration the ability to name "interim" US attorneys without any approval or confirmation process, is even worse.

"Unitary executive?" More like "imperial presidency," or going back a few centuries to France's son king Louis XIV, "l'etat, c'est moi."

Makes you paranoid, doesn't it?


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