Tuesday, March 13, 2007

the last honest republicans

Yes, there are still a few:


Fired attorneys, left to right, Carol Lam, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California; David Iglesias, former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, Daniel Bogden, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada; Paul Carlton, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, H.E. "Bud" Cummins, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arkansas, and John McKay, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, are all sworn in before testifying to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill last week.

McKay doesn't know if Republican unhappiness over his handling of the 2004 election cost him his job as U.S. Attorney for Western Washington, but the new revelations contained in a Washington Post story are sure to reignite questions about McKay's dismissal and whether it was connected to Washington state's hotly contested governor's race.

Um, ya think?

Oh, I still remember when Bush the Younger was sworn in. Shortly afterwards, we all got an email memo stating that the highest ethical standards were going to be expected of all federal employees, and that we should take our positions of public trust seriously, etc. At the time, knowing something of Bush's history, I just snorted at this and thought it was pretty amusing of him to presume to lecture me on ethics. Now, I no longer think it's amusing. I think it's obscene.

Update: Did you ever believe it was possible to have an Attorney General so stinking rotten that John Ashcroft would look good in comparison?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

as you well know, john ashcroft was a great american because of his song "let the eagle soar"...and that is why gonzales will always be number two.

this gang actually makes me miss nixon & co.

-david b.

3:30 PM, March 14, 2007  
Blogger Tlazolteotl said...

Oh, aside from his smarmy singing, I'm now realizing that even Ashcroft had some principles. I think it will be better for his legacy that he bailed when he did.

Though I'll never forgive him for the patriot act.

3:46 PM, March 21, 2007  

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