Carol Platt Liebau: A Necessary Move

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A Necessary Move

President Bush is reaffirming strong support for Attorney General Gonzales in the face of reports that The White House is seeking replacements.

I'm not a particular fan of the Attorney General's -- and am appalled at how this entire US attorney matter has been handled . . . talk about creating a scandal where none exists! -- but the President is absolutely right. Gonzales' resignation would do nothing to stop the scandal-mongering from the left, and would only help create the false impression that there really was wrongdoing at a level that justifies the resignation of a top Cabinet officer.

That's just playing into the perception that the Democrats have, dishonestly, been trying to create.

2 Comments:

Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

Every single reason the White House gave for the firing of these eight attorneys has been proven wrong. I've been scanning the DOJ "Document dump" and have read emails from various people in the upper echelons (including Harriet Miers), as well as emails from the USAs themselves - and there just isn't any clear reason why they were fired. The fired USAs, in some cases, pleaded for changes in the official "reasons" that they were supposedly guilty of. A number explicitly reminded their superiors that they were faithful party people and could they please get them a nice job somewhere else.

It indicates a) That the Attorneys were fired for purely political reasons, which is against the law, and b) That the entire system relies upon nepotism and political connections, which essentially appoints USAs for the benefit of the party in power.

Would the Democrats have done the same thing - appoint Democrat-friendly USAs to help them politically? Probably. Which means the entire system needs to be changed to ensure that only "Good government" types get appointed, who are not swayed by political influence and who uphold the law and the constitution.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Salient,

Exactly what law is broken when a President fires a U.S. Attorney for "purely political" reasons?

And, by the way, what is "purely political"?

7:07 AM  

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