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  •  Maryland's US Attorney is a Bush holdover (1+ / 0-)
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    Rod Rosenstein. I think he's the last one. He's kept his job because Mikulski and Cardin blocked him from being a judge and this is there way of making it up to him.

    •  Rod Rosenstein (3+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, bumiputera, GloFish

      was blocked from being a judge by MD's two senators purportedly because he didn't have strong enough legal ties to the state.  But politics entered into it as well; Bush nominated him to fill a Maryland-based position that Clinton tried and failed to fill with Andre Davis; Rosenstein was the third failed Bush attempt to fill the seat.  (One rightly unsuccessful Bush nominee to that seat was Claude Allen, a former North Carolina Jesse Helms associate and Virginia official who was busted for a failed buy-and-return items scheme at a Target at which I shop.)  The seat wasn't filled until Obama ultimately re-nominated Davis and he was confirmed.

      But in fairness to Rosenstein, he apparently is decently competent and can't be too far to the right; if he were, then Obama (with Mikulski and Cardin's support) would have removed him from being US Attorney a long time ago.

      37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

      by Mike in MD on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:37:35 PM PST

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