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  •  U,S, Attorney Politicization (0+ / 0-)

      I was fortunate to work as a law clerk for the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York while I was in law school.  Although my FBI clearance was not finished in time, I was amazed at the far-reaching prosecutorial power.  It can be chilling.  This should be a merit position.  It is in many jurisdictions.  The Bush administration's "firing" of competent U.S. Attorneys is arrogant.  The Dems should strike every abrogation of our civil rights from the Patriot Act.  More attention needs to be focused on this sick decision.  Every time I think I can no longer be shocked by the outrageous power grabbing of the Bush administration, I am shocked more.  Why isn't this receiving more mainstream press.

    •  you are being kind. and blind. (1+ / 0-)
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      it is not mere arrogance. It is an unbridled effort at grabbing more control over the reins of government. when you look at what has happened to our rights over the past two years, it should make you shake with anger and fear.

      warrantless wiretaps?
      open mail policies?
      and now, political control over US attorneys?

      Not only are they protecting their own supporters from investigation (public corruption, bribery, etc.) but they can start politically based investigations against those who disagree with them. This is the start of martial law.

      In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. - Mencken

      by agnostic on Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 07:11:43 AM PST

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