Skip to main content

As diaried last night, a couple of us went to picket the Federal Courthouse in Pittsburgh to call for the removal of Mary Beth Buchanan as US Attorney for Western Pennsylvania.

Just before heading out, I'm in the hallway outside the Arlen Specter/Joe Sestak campaign event, trying to recruit more picketers with my anti-Buchanan signs. Arlen approached to inform me that he and Senator Casey had interviewed potential replacements earlier this week, and that Buchanan's already being canned.

She first cme to national attention going after Tommy chong for operating an online store selling fancy glassware pipes, then a failed prosecution of Allegheny County Coroner Cyril Wecht, a partisan witchhunt which led even former Reagan Attorney General Richard Thornburg to call for her ouster when Bush was still President.

Her pursuit of an out of State couple in the first Federal pornography case in 15 years was tossed 2 weeks ago.

I don't have photos from the action,, but expect they'll be posted as comments shortly.  The highlight was definitely the city bus driver who opened the bus doors to shout "Dump her!' enthusiastically.


Originally posted to ben masel on Fri Aug 14, 2009 at 10:34 AM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site